India and Australia have now reached the decisive phase of the four-match Test series. Both teams are currently on a par with winning one match each but in the fourth and final Test starting on Friday, they will look to win the Border Gavaskar Trophy by winning the match. However, being the winner of the last time, the Indian team will have an advantage here that in the event of a match draw, the trophy will remain with them. On the other hand, the Australian team will have to win in order to snatch the trophy from India.
From the point of view of the record in this match to be held in Brisbane’s Gaba ground, although the host Australia has a heavy weight, despite the way Team India has performed in the last two matches led by Ajinkya Rahane, everyone An exciting match is expected here too. With the match saved at Sydney on the verge of defeat, the Indian team, which honors Australia, will face a challenge on the lively pitch of Gaba as its top players are not available to play the decisive Test due to injuries.
In the absence of many experienced players, including Virat Kohli, the Indian team is ready to face every kind of adverse situation and that is why regular captain Virat is proud of it. Now this team has to play in the first Test of the new decade on a ground where Australia has not lost since 1988. There is no Jadeja or Bumrah in the team and the wicket is quite tough. At the same time, Mayank Agarwal was injured during net practice and Ashwin is suffering from back pain. Batting coach Vikram Rathod said in the press conference before the match, “We will take a decision on this tomorrow.” The medical team is working with injured players. If Bumrah is fit, he will play, if not he will be out. ‘
On the other hand Australian captain Tim Paine will be happy that the decisive Test is being played on Gaba. Also in the Australian team, Will Pukowski is out due to injury, replaced by Marcus Harris. Penn said, “We like to play here because this wicket is great. I know how this wicket will be. ‘
He has indirectly warned the Indian team but Indian batting trinity Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma will be ready to face this challenge. Sydney’s troubleshooter Vihari is not in the squad but he has set an example and Pant would be expected to repeat the same performance.
The Indian camp can go with four bowlers instead of five. Bowling is a matter of concern as Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj have three Tests in total. Shardul Thakur bowled ten balls in his first Test two years ago. Rathore has kept Australia in mind by not clearing the picture about Bumrah but everyone knows that it is not in a position to play fast bowler.