Australia vs India, 3rd TEST DAY Match Prediction 07 Jan 2021

Australia vs India 2020

Australia vs India, 3rd TEST DAY Match Prediction

2021-01-08

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia

Australia

3.59 312/6 in 87.0
2.55 334/5 in 131.0

India

3.59 312/6 in 87.0
2.55 334/5 in 131.0
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Australia won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Match drawn

Man of the Match: Steven Smith

AUS vs IND Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Rattled Australia seek redemption against resurgent India

  • Captain Ajinkya Rahane and pacer Jasprit Bumrah were standout performers for India in the 2nd Test played at Melbourne
  • India registered a comfortable win over Australia in the Boxing Day Test played at MCG.
  • Matthew Wade and Nathan Lyon put in credible performances for Australia in the second game played against India.

Expect India to beat Australia and take 2-1 lead in Border Gavaskar Trophy.

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Match Preview

Host Australia will be looking to make a strong comeback when they take on India in the 3rd Test of Border Gavaskar Trophy at Sydney Cricket Ground from Thursday.

With the four-match series evenly poised at 1-1, Australia will have plenty of concerns going into this match. David Warner is still doubtful for the third Test as he must clear the fitness Test. Captain Tim Paine will be hoping that experienced players can raise their game and deliver the goods with bat and ball.

On the other hand, India showed a lot of character and determination to completely outclass Australia in three facets of the game. The bowlers put in a clinical performance to see India register a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Rahane and co.will be looking to maintain their standards with bat and ball in this fixture.

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Teams Preview

Australia

The home side might one or two changes to their playing XI for this game.  Will Pucovski might come in place of Joe Burns, who has been dropped from the Test squad for the final game of the series.

David Warner is still doubtful for the third game of the series against India. Left-hander will have to pass the fielding Test in order to be declared for the game. Australia will be hoping that Warner can become available for the game at Sydney.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Opener Matthew Wade showed fight and determination and produced decent scores of 30 and 40 in the Boxing Day Test at MCG.

With only 10 runs in four innings, Steven Smith will need to find form with the bat in front of his home crowd. Australia’s premier batsman has perished for low scores in the first two matches of the Test series.For Australia to deliver a strong show with the bat, Smith certainly has to lead the charge in the batting department.

Marnus Labuschagne has also failed to score a half-century in the first two games of the series. He currently is Australia’s leading run-scorer with 129 runs at an average of 32.25. The team management will be hoping that Labuschagne can deliver a big score at Sydney Cricket Ground.

The likes of Cameron Green, Travis Head and Captain Tim Paine will need to contribute with the bat for Australia.

In the bowling department, the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins will need to make early inroads with the new-ball. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon will certainly enjoy the conditions at Sydney Cricket Ground, which generally favors the spinners.

Australia Actual Playing XI:

Tim Paine, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, William Pucovski, Matthew Wade, Josh Hazlewood, Steven Smith, David Warner, Nathan Lyon

Australia Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Labuschagne 48 132 4 0 36.36
T Head 38 92 4 0 41.3
M Wade 30 39 3 0 76.92
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Starc 26.0 5 78 3 3
N Lyon 27.1 4 72 3 2.65
P Cummins 27.0 9 80 2 2.96
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Starc 26.0 5 78 3 3
N Lyon 27.1 4 72 3 2.65
P Cummins 27.0 9 80 2 2.96
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Australia Predicted Playing XI

Tim Paine (captain & wk), David Warner/Will Pucovski, Matthew Wade, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood.

India

The visitors bowling resources will be challenged as pacer Umesh Yadav ruled out of the remainder of the Test series due to calf injury. Uncapped pacer T Natarajan has been named as a replacement into the Test squad for the final two matches of the Border Gavaskar Trophy.

Navdeep Saini or T Natarajan might make their Test debut for India in the third Test at Sydney Cricket Ground.

In the absence of Virat Kohli, the onus will be on the experienced duo of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to deliver the bulk of the runs. In the Boxing Day Test, Cheteshwar Pujara failed to capitalize on his good start and perished after scoring 17 runs.

Interim captain Ajinkya Rahane led from the front with the bat and notched up is 12th century for India in the Boxing Day Test played at Melbourne. He played exceedingly well and top-scored for India with 112 runs off 223 balls with the help of twelve boundaries. The visitors will be hoping that Rahane can continue his rich vein of form in this game as well.

Debutant Shubman Gill showed excellent temperament and technique to produced crucial scores of 45 and 35 not respectively. His opening partner, Mayank Agarwal, will under the spotlight after failing to produce a notable score in the first two games of the series.

The likes of Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja contributed with crucial runs for Australia. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja scored 57 runs off 159 balls, whereas Pant and Vihari scored 29 and 21 runs respectively.

In the bowling department, the onus will be likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj to make crucial breakthroughs. Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be premier spinners for the side for Sydney Test.

India Actual Playing XI:

Mohammed Siraj, NA Saini, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant

India Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Rahane 112 223 12 0 50.22
S Gill 45 65 8 0 69.23
C Pujara 17 70 1 0 24.29
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Bumrah 16.0 4 56 4 3.5
R Ashwin 24.0 7 35 3 1.46
M Siraj 15.0 4 40 2 2.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Bumrah 16.0 4 56 4 3.5
R Ashwin 24.0 7 35 3 1.46
M Siraj 15.0 4 40 2 2.67
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India Predicted Playing XI

Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shubnam Gill, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, T Natarajan/Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 21 0 mm. 7.15 k/h From: S 21%
03h 21 0.13 mm. 7.53 k/h From: S 11%
06h 21 0.40 mm. 7.67 k/h From: SSE 25%
09h 19 0.48 mm. 7.96 k/h From: S 61%
12h 18 0.11 mm. 7.04 k/h From: SSE 37%
15h 18 0.42 mm. 5.66 k/h From: SSE 94%
18h 18 0.65 mm. 6.39 k/h From: SSE 95%
21h 18 0.39 mm. 6.65 k/h From: SSE 60%

With light rains expected for the first three days of the Sydney Test, the bowlers will certainly find some movement from the surface. Spinners will certainly get some turn from the pitch.

Venue Details

Sydney Cricket Ground will host the third Test between Australia and India. India last’s win at Sydney Cricket Ground came in 1978 against Australia.

The previous two matches played between Australia and India have ended in a draw.

Toss Prediction

With overcast conditions expected for the first two days, both the sides will be keen to win the toss and bowl first. The first innings score at the venue is around 315 runs.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, India will be slight favorites to win this game against Australia. With David Warner doubtful for Sydney Test, the visitors will be looking to maintain their advantage over Australia.

On the other hand, the team management will be hoping that Steven Smith can deliver something special with the bat in this game

Expect India to beat Australia and take 2-1 lead in Border Gavaskar Trophy.

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