Date: 1-5 March 2023
Time: 09:30 AM IST
Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
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Team India will be looking forward to confirming World Test Championship final berth when they square off with Australia in the 3rd Test of the series. Indian spinners have dominated majority sessions in first two Test matches and are likely to carry on their form.
Meanwhile, battered Australia will miss the likes of Pat Cummins and David Warner in next game for different reasons. Steve Smith will lead the Australian squad and will hope to extract unprecedented performance from his team. Let’s look at the fantasy prediction for third Test between India and Australia.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Axar Patel are two of the leading run-getters in the series. Rohit has amassed 183 runs in three innings, including a century, while Axar Patel has scored 158 in two innings. Virat Kohli has only managed to score 71 runs in three innings and the team management will be hoping better performance from the legend. Shreyas Iyer, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel are likely to strengthen the middle-order. Ashwin and Jadeja will be the most important cog in the Indian squad.
Speaking of Australia, Marnus Labuschagne and Peter Handscomb have impressed with their batting as they have the most runs from their team in the series. But Australia is missing that one courageous knock from their quality batting line-up. Usman Khawaja has only scored 93 runs in four innings, but he has not performed up to the reputation. In the absence of David Warner and Pat Cummins, Australia will be expecting a lot from players like Marnus, Usman Khawaja and Nathan Lyon. Meanwhile, Mitchell Starc is likely to lead the pace attack for visitors.
People’s Pick for Fantasy
Probable playing XI:
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey (wk), Scot Boland, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Mitchell Starc
Grand League team
Head-to- head team
Wicketkeeper: KS Bharat, Alex Carry
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Marnus Labuschagne, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Axar Patel
Bowlers: Md Shami, Md. Siraj, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy
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