After levelling the series 1-1, Australia and India are going face each other in the 3rd Test match of India’s tour of Australia on Thursday. While team India will come with the confidence of beating Australia in the 2nd test match, the hosts have recalled their senior players to retrieve the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Australia vs India 3rd Test Match Details:
The 3rd Test match of India’s tour of Australia 2020-21 will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney from 7th January 2021, Thursday.
The game is scheduled to begin at 05:00 AM IST and will be telecasted live on Sony Networks.
Australia vs India 3rd Test Match Preview:
Team India are coming with the confidence of beating Australia by 8 wickets in the 2nd test match and levelling the series to 1-1. Stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahana’s magnificent century and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s 58 runs helped the visitors to take the lead in the first innings. Bowling unites top-class performances helped team India to register an easy win over the hosts. On the other hand, Australia seems to be missing their batting strength in the last two test matches.
The arrival of senior players will be a huge relief to the whole squad. Meanwhile, the bowling unites of hosts are in a red hot form. Pat Cummins is the leading wicket-taker of the series with a total of 10 wickets from his 2 matches.
India has announced their playing XI for the 3rd test, Navdeep Saini is all set to make his test debut while Rohit Sharma has been inserted in place of Mayank Agarwal at the top.
Australia vs India 3rd Test Match Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to hover around 22°C, with 75% humidity and 21-29 km/h wind speed throughout the five days. There are 20% chances of precipitation during the match, especially during the first two days of the game.
Australia vs India 3rd Test Match Pitch Report:
The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney is expected to be a good deck for the batters. The average score at this venue is 450. Last two test matches held here had witnessed scores of 400 runs begin crossed in the first innings.
Average 1st innings score:
Record of chasing teams:
34% of the matches played on this venue, have been won by the teams batting first and second equally.
Australia vs India 3rd Test Match Injury Update and Availability News:
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Australia vs India 3rd Test Match Probable XIs:
Australia: Marcus Harris, Will Pucovski, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Tim Paine (c & wk), Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon.
Bench: Mathew Wade, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Swepson, James Pattinson, Moises Henriques, Micheal Neser, David Warner
India (Playing XI Announced): Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Muhammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
Bench: Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Wriddhiman Saha, Kuldeep Yadav, T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur
AUS vs IND 3rd Test Match Top Picks to consider in your Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Steve Smith, the world’s 2nd ranked Test cricket batsman, has scored 7527 runs from his 75 test matches experience with an average of 61, and will be the topmost pick in this match as well despite poor form.
Rohit Sharma will return to the Indian squad for the 3rd and 4th Test after his international break, he has added a total of 2457 Test match runs so far in his career and will be a promising pick.
Marnus Labuschagne is the current leading runs scorer from Australia in this series, he has scored 129 runs in 4 innings and can also bowl when the team needs it.
Ravichandran Ashwin is the top-performing all-rounder from India and has grabbed 10 wickets so far in the series. He will look to discomfort the Australian top-order once again in this match.
Ajinkya Rahane is the captain and the leading run-scorer of the series, with a total of 181 runs from his last 4 innings.
Pat Cummins, the lethal pacer from Australia has been in excellent rhythm and has hunted a total of 10 wickets in the series so far.
Australia vs India 3rd Test Match Captain and Vice-Captain choices:
Captain – Steve Smith, Ravichandran Ashwin, Patt Cummins
Vice-Captain – Ajinkya Rahane, Marnus Labuschagne, Rohit Sharma
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AUS vs IND 3rd Test Match Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper: Tim Paine, Rishabh Pant
Batsmen: Steve Smith (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane
All-Rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin (VC)
Bowlers: Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah, Natan Lyon
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AUS vs IND 3rd Test Match Dream11 Prediction And Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Keeper – Tim Paine
Batsmen – Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne (VC), Cheteshwar Pujara
All-Rounders – Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Cameron Green
Bowlers – Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia vs India 3rd Test Match Expert Advice:
With a 34% of win accuracy for both teams batting first and second, the toss won’t be a crucial factor in this match. Still, more wickets are likely to fall in the 2nd innings as compared to the first so include all top-performing bowlers of the second innings and this pitch also offers a great advantage to spinners too so do not miss them out.
Australia vs India 3rd Test Match Prediction:
With the strong batting lineup and quality bowling unites, Australia have an upper hand over India in this match. Still, it won’t be a one-sided affair.