Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Australia vs India 2020 - 3rd Test
The 3rd test of the four-match series between Australia and India will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney in Australia.
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With the series tied at 1-1, both teams will be itching to grab the initiative in the third test at Sydney, which will go a long way in deciding the course of the series.
Australia are likely to make two changes to their playing XI. David Warner and Will Pucovski will come into the side to open the batting. With Joe Burns already dropped from the squad, Matthew Wade is likely to replace Travis Head in the middle order.
For India, Rohit Sharma will replace Mayank Agrawal in the role of an opener. With KL Rahul ruled out of the tour due to a wrist injury, Hanuma Vihari will continue to bat at number 5.
Ishant Sharma did not board the flight to Australia after he suffered an injury in the IPL. Mohammed Shami was struck on the arm in the first test match and was ruled out of the series with a broken arm.
Umesh Yadav suffered a calf injury in the second test match and limped off the ground in the second innings. In Umesh's absence, debutant Mohammed Siraj did a fine job.
This means that India are left with the options of Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan and Navdeep Saini for the role of the third pacer. At the moment, Thakur seems to be winning.
[mpu-4Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Australia - David Warner, Will Pucovski, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c & wk), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood
India - Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - India
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Steve Smith (Australia), Rohit Sharma (India)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mitchell Starc (Australia), Jasprit Bumrah (India)
Most Sixes – Matthew Wade (Australia), Rishabh Pant (India)
Man of the Match – Rohit Sharma
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 320+, India 350+
Match Handicap India
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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