AUS vs IND Fantasy Prediction: Australia vs India 3rd Test – 7 January 2021 (Sydney). The series is leveled at 1-1, and this game promises to be an exciting game.
Hosts Australia will take on India in the 3rd test match of the four matches series. The series is level at 1-1, and this game is going to be an exciting one.
The Australian team was absolutely poor in the last game, and they need a turnaround in this game. Steve Smith’s batting form is a worry, whereas the arrival of David Warner will definitely help them in this game. The pacers are in very good form, whereas Lyon needs to step up his game. Will Pucovski is expected to make his test debut in this game.
Team India was brilliant in the last game, and the surface of the SCG will suit their style of play. Ravi Ashwin is in wonderful form, whereas Bumrah & Siraj are also bowling fabulously. Rohit Sharma’s arrival is a huge bonus for the side, whereas Gill’s batting at the top is also a blessing. A victory in this game will ensure that the Trophy stays with them.
The average 1st innings score at this ground is 317 runs, whereas the 4th innings score is 168 runs. This surface generally helps the Spinners.
Probable XI for both sides:-
Australia – David Warner, Will Pucovski, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
India – Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini.
Four Match Test Series
Match: Australia vs India Third Test Match
Date and Time: 7 January, Thursday- 5:00 am IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Where to Watch: Live on Sony Six
- Steve Smith, David Warner, and Pat Cummins.
- Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, and Jasprit Bumrah.
Top 4 Batting Order
- Will Pucovski, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, and Steve Smith
- Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ajinkya Rahane.
Long Spell Bowlers
- Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.
- Mohammad Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah
AUS vs IND Fantasy Wicket-Keeper
Rishabh Pant will be our wicket-keeper in this game. Pant has an average of 38.32 in tests, whereas his average in Australia is 54.14. He has the ability to score quick runs in the lower-order.
AUS vs IND Fantasy Batsmen
Steve Smith, David Warner, and Marnus Labuschagne will be our batsmen from Australia. Smith and Labuschagne have failed in the series so far, but they are world-class players. Smith has an average of 67.89 at the MCG, whereas Marnus’s test average is 58.81. Warner has scored four centuries at this ground, whereas his average here has been 66.55. All three of them are going to be the backbone of Australia’s batting.
Ajinkya Rahane and Shubhman Gill will be our batsmen from India. Rahane has scored 181 runs in this series at an average of 60.33, whereas Shubhman also proved his prodigy in his debut game. Both of them are technically skilled players, and this track will suit their style of play.
AUS vs IND Fantasy All-Rounders
Ravichandran Ashwin will be our all-rounder from India. Ashwin is the joint highest wicket-taker of the series with 10 wickets under his belt. The ground at the SCG will suit his style of play.
AUS vs IND Fantasy Bowlers
From Australia, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Nathan Lyon will make it into our team. Cummins has scalped ten wickets in the series, whereas Starc has scalped eight. Lyon possesses a brilliant record at the SCG with 36 wickets at this ground.
Jasprit Bumrah will be our bowler from India. He is the flag-bearer of the Indian bowling in the absence of Mohammad Shami & Umesh Yadav. Bumrah has scalped 8 wickets in the series at an average of 23.62.
[Alternate Changes: Ashwin & Lyon Out; Jadeja and Hazlewood In]
Match Prediction: Australia are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role
Steve Smith and Pat Cummins
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Ajinkya Rahane and R Ashwin
SportsRush Small-League Fantasy Team for the Game
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.