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Currently, the four-match Test series, which is also part of the opening part of the ICC World Test Championship, is tied at 1-1.
The Test series began with the Day / Night Pink Ball Test in Adelaide, where hosts Australia won by 8 wickets. After this humiliating defeat, the visitors made a spectacular comeback in the final match of the game in Melbourne. At the end of the Test, India had won by 8 wickets at the end of this year as the audience dominated most of the time.
Winning the Sydney Test will help the team gain an undisputed lead in this Test series. Therefore, both the teams will do their best to claim a significant victory in this upcoming Test.
Match: 3rd Test Match: India vs Australia
Time: 09:30 AM (IST), 04:00 AM (GMT), 02:30 PM (Local)
Date: Thursday 6th January 2021
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Probable Playing XI:
Australia: Will Pucovski, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head/ Mathew Wade, Cameron Green. Tim Paine(C/WK), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood.
India: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Navdeep Saini/ T Natarajan.
AUS vs IND Test Head-to-Head Encounters:
India and Australia play each other almost 100matches in which, Australia holds a 43/29 Win/Loss record over India.
Total Matches played – 100
- IND Won: 29
- AUS Won: 43
- Tied: 01
- No Result: 27
In the last Test, the hosts Australia suffered their first home Test defeat since the beginning of 2019. Despite leading this series by 1-0, Tim Paine-led Australian team couldn’t handle the visiting team, who haven’t the full strength.
Australia have the big batting concern as Steven Smith is facing a dull run with the bat in Test cricket. In the four innings of this Test series, Smith scored 1, 1*, 0 and 8. Though Marnus Labuschagne is the most run-scorer for Australia in this Test series (129 runs in 4 innings), he has failed to convert his good starts to the big scores. In this Test series, he has scored 47, 6, 48 and 28.
While captain Tim Paine and Joe Burns scored half-centuries in the first Test, none of the Australian batsmen managed to score a fifty in the last Test.
Though Australian pacers have impressed in the first Test, they struggled to make continuous pressure in the Melbourne Test.
Opening batsman David Warner’s return will surely boost the Australian side but the Aussie batting have to improve quickly.
Despite the absence of skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and the right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane-led Indian team showed strong character in the last game to claim a 8-wicket series-levelling victory.
While Rohit Sharma is returning to the national side from the upcoming third Test, who will also play the vice captain role of the Test side, the right-arm fast bowler Umesh Yadav and KL Rahul have also ruled out from this Test series due to their respective injury.
So, the right-arm pacer Jasprit Bumrah and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will have to play bigger and crucial roles in the remaining Tests. While Mohammed Siraj already impressed on his Test debut in the last game, the team will now have better expectation from him. Also, Navdeep Saini is going to make Test debut as the team management has better faith on him.
Rohit Sharma is ready to replace the Test opener Mayank Agarwal. Meanwhile, Shubman Gill also impressed in the last game, which was also his first Test match.
As the Indian team is unsettled, maintaining consistency is the biggest challenge for this side. In batting, Cheteshwar Pujara and stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane will have to take major responsibility.