Date: March 1-5, 2023
Time: 9:30 AM IST
Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
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Team India will look to book their WTC final berth when they will face Australia in 3rd Test in Indore starting on March 1. The Rohit Sharma-led side have retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after registering a big win in 2nd Test in Delhi. The hosts will now aim for a series win to inflict more pain on the Australia side who will be without their regular captain Pat Cummins. Vice-captain Steve Smith is set to lead the side in 3rd Test.
The pitch at Holkar Stadium is a batting paradise. However, several reports have claimed that BCCI has asked the curators to use red soil to make it a turning track. 303 is the average first innings score here and the team winning the toss will look to bat first.
Team India have not put a foot wrong in this Test series so far. While the spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have been ruthless, the hosts' lower-order has been a revolution. However, KL Rahul's form and middle-order batting is still a concern for the Rohit Sharma-led side. KL Rahul is struggling at the top and but is likely to get one last chance to prove his mettle.
Meanwhile, Australia have been disappointing so far in the series. With David Warner and Pat Cummins not available for 3rd Test, the visitors chances of making a comeback has taken another blow. W ith the WTC final in line, the visitors would be hoping to put on a batter-batting display in Indore.
Probable Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohd. Siraj, Mohd.Shami
Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland, Matthew Kuhnemann, Todd Murphy
Team India have been unstoppable at home in last decade and they are likely to continue their winning form in 3rd Test as well.
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