After an unprecedented turnaround in Indore Test, Team India will hope for a win in the 4th and final Test match of the Border-Gavaskar trophy. Rohit Sharma and Co. dominated the first half of the bilateral by winning the first two games but were outplayed by the visitors in the third Test.
While Australia has confirmed its berth in the World Test Championship final by winning the Indore Test, Men in Blue needs to win the 4th Test for setting up a clash with Australia in the summit clash at The Oval.
While Indian off-spin duo – R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja – were the takeaways from the 3rd Test, Indian batters failed miserably in both innings as they could only score 109 and 163. However, Cheteshwar Pujara’s valiant 59 in 2nd innings was the only good thing for the host when we talk about their batting efforts. However, now the action has moved to Ahmedabad where both teams will be gun-blazing to ensure an exciting win in that game.
For Australia, the series level will be much better and more respectful than losing the series for the third time, while India has WCT final at stake. Ahead of the clash, let’s take a look at the probable playing XI for India vs Australia, 3rd Test in Ahmedabad.
Top-order: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara
Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara are the obvious picks for the match as the two seniors will bring a lot of experience to the table. Since the century in the first Test, Rohit’s bat has remained quiet, and he will be looking forward to ending the series on high. Meanwhile, Pujara played a brilliant knock in 2nd innings in Indore but could not make it memorable as he got dismissed at 59. However, Pujara has shown positive signs and some similar shows in Ahmedabad might spoil Australia’s party.
KL Rahul’s exclusion from the squad paved the way for Shubman Gill in the squad, but the latter could not play a significant inning in Indore Test. However, the management is likely to continue with him for 4th Test.