Date: 9-13 March 2023
Time: 9:30 AM IST
Venue : Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
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Australia and India are gearing up to regroup in Ahmedabad for the most important match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023. The bilateral series has been quite a topsy-turvy ride for both the teams and the final Test is a must-win game for both. With a win, India will not just clinch BGT by 3-1, but they will also secure their berth for World Test Championship final. Meanwhile, Australia has their reputation at stake as they had already missed the opportunity to take BGT 2021-22 home, but with a win they can level the series 2-2. Let’s look at the prediction for ‘who will win’ for India vs Australia 4th Test.
The surface at Narendra Modi Stadium is likely to offer great assistance to the spinners. We can expect spinners to dominate the game, while batters will have a daunting task ahead of them.
Rohit Sharma and Co. is expected to come well prepared for this high-stake game. Indian batters are yet to perform up to the reputation in the bilateral and they will have to bring their best in the final game. Team India might make one change in the squad as Md. Shami is likely to be part of playing XI, in place of Umesh Yadav. Rest of the playing XI is expected to remain same. Shubman Gill is likely to continue to open alongside Rohit Sharma, while Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and KS Bharat will strengthen the middle-order. R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be key for the host.
The absence of Pat Cummins has been a blessing in disguise for the visitors. Stand-in skipper Steven Smith hit all the right chords in Indore Test, and he is likely to continue to lead the squad in 4th Test. Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb batted beautifully in Indore and team will expect similar performance in Ahmedabad. Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith needs to perform up to their reputation. In terms of bowling, Mitchell Starc will lead the pace attack, while Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy will be key.
Probable playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav/Md. Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann
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