Australia vs India, 4th TEST DAY Match Prediction 15 Jan 2021

Australia vs India 2020

Australia vs India, 4th TEST DAY Match Prediction

2021-01-16

The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia

The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia
The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia

Australia

3.88 294/10 in 75.5
3.39 329/7 in 97.0

India

3.88 294/10 in 75.5
3.39 329/7 in 97.0 Cricbettingbuzz
The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Australia won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz India beat Australia by 3 wickets

AUS vs IND Prediction

Shoaib Z.

Australia, India set for exciting series decider at The Gabba

  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin put in commendable performances for India in the Sydney Test
  • Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne were standout performers for Australia in the third Test played against India.
  • Australia have not lost a Test match at the Gabba since 1988.

Expect Australia to register a hard-fought win over India and regain Border Gavaskar Trophy.

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Match Preview

Host Australia will be looking to regain Border Gavaskar Trophy when the take on India in the fourth and final game of the Test series starting from Friday at the Gabba, Brisbane.

The hosts will be frustrated after missing a lot of chances to see the Sydney Test end in a draw. The pressure will be on Captain Tim Paine, who dropped catches on the final day of the Third Test.

On the other hand, India will treat this draw as a moral victory and will be confident of retaining Border Gavaskar Trophy. Captain Ajinkya Rahane will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball.

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Teams Preview

Australia

The team management will be extremely worried as Will Pucovski suffered a shoulder injury while diving hard on the final day of the Sydney Test.

David Warner struggled for long periods in the outfield in the previous game. Australia will be hoping that the opening pair will recover in time for the series finale at The Gabba.

For Australia, the big positive was premier batsman Steven Smith finding form with the bat. He scored a splendid 131 runs in the first innings to see Australia post 338 runs, while in the second innings, Smith once again lead the way with 81 runs off 167 balls.

Marnus Labuschagne also looked comfortable at the crease in the Sydney Test and produced crucial scores of 91 and 73 respectively.

After being dismissed for a duck in the first innings, all-rounder Cameron Green made a strong comeback with the bat and smashed a splendid 84 runs off 132 balls with the help of eight boundaries and four sixes.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood to provide crucial breakthroughs. Mitchell Starc looked a little flat in the Sydney Test and will need to produce his best at The Gabba.

For Australia, Pat Cummins was the pick of the bowlers with five wickets in the match. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon struggled to make breakthroughs on the final day of the Sydney Test.

Australia Actual Playing XI:

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

Australia Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Smith 131 226 16 0 57.96
M Labuschagne 91 196 11 0 46.43
W Pucovski 62 110 4 0 56.36
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Cummins 21.4 10 29 4 1.34
J Hazlewood 21.0 10 43 2 2.05
M Starc 19.0 7 61 1 3.21
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Cummins 21.4 10 29 4 1.34
J Hazlewood 21.0 10 43 2 2.05
M Starc 19.0 7 61 1 3.21
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Australia Predicted Playing XI

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

India

The visitors, after having secured a draw, will be looking to produce another strong performance and retain Border Gavaskar Trophy against Australia.

The team management will be extremely proud that the way, Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari, who batted 43 overs to help India escape with a draw.

Earlier in the day, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant led the fightback for India after putting on a 148-run partnership.

Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant produced a counter-attacking innings for India and well three runs short of a richly deserved century. Experienced batsman Cheteshwar Pujara had a decent outing with the bat in Sydney Test. In the first innings, Pujara scored 50 runs off 176 balls, while in the second innings, Pujara also scored a brilliant 77 runs off 205 balls.

Indian Head Coach Ravi Shastri will be hoping that interim captain Ajinkya Rahane return to his usual best after missing out rarely in the last match, whereas in bowling, he will be hoping that pacers will come to the party in this series finale.

T Natarajan is expected to make his debut at The Gabba as spearhead Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the final game due to abdominal strain.

India Actual Playing XI:

Mohammed Siraj, Ajinkya Rahane, Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar, NA Saini, T Natarajan, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, SN Thakur

India Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Gill 50 101 8 0 49.5
C Pujara 50 176 5 0 28.41
R Pant 36 67 4 0 53.73
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Bumrah 25.4 7 66 2 2.57
N Saini 13.0 0 65 2 5
M Siraj 25.0 4 67 1 2.68
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Bumrah 25.4 7 66 2 2.57
N Saini 13.0 0 65 2 5
M Siraj 25.0 4 67 1 2.68
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India Predicted Playing XI

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 30 0 mm. 1.68 k/h From: NNE 11%
03h 32 0 mm. 4.46 k/h From: NE 4%
06h 29 0 mm. 5.5 k/h From: NNE 1%
09h 26 0 mm. 5.49 k/h From: NNE 0%
12h 25 0 mm. 4.99 k/h From: N 0%
15h 24 0 mm. 4.61 k/h From: N 30%
18h 23 0 mm. 1.62 k/h From: NNW 31%
21h 25 0 mm. 1.15 k/h From: NW 51%

Traditionally, the surface at the Gabba offers nice pace and carry for the quick bowlers. The weather prediction for the Brisbane Test is light rain showers might take place throughout the game.

Venue Details

The Gabba in Brisbane is going to host the fourth and final Test between Australia and India. Australia have a phenomenal record at the venue and have registered seven Test matches victories on the bounce.

Toss Prediction

With weather perfect for the opening day, the side that wins the toss, would be looking to bat first and post a competitive total on the board. Average first innings score at the Gabba, Brisbane is around 337 runs.

Winning Prediction

Given that Australia have a strong record at The Gabba, the home side will fancy their chances of winning the final Test against India. With likes of Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith finding form with the bat, Australia will be hoping to put on a decent show with the bat.

On the other hand, India have shown admirable courage and strength to produce herculean effort in the Sydney Test. With Bumrah ruled out of the final Test, India will be looking to dig deep and put in another good performance.

Expect Australia to register a hard-fought win over India and regain Border Gavaskar Trophy.

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