India vs Australia 4th Test: Squads, Probable Playing XI, WTC Final Qualification Scenario, And Live Streaming Details. The fan-favorite Border-Gavaskar series is reaching its conclusion by having the final test match of the series at Ahmedabad from 9-13 March. India is leading the series by 2-1 till now. After losing the third Test match at Indore, India is looking forward to winning this Test match. By winning this match, India can secure their spot in the World Test Championship final.
The pitch of every test match in this series has been the talk of the town as there was an excessive spin on the pitches of all Test matches of the series. The pitch at Indore for the third Test match was rated below average by ICC. So fans and cricket pundits will keep their eyes on the nature pitch at Ahmedabad.
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Venue And Time:
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad , Date -March 09-13, Time- 09:30 AM IST
Squads Of India And Australia
India Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Srikar Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Jaydev Unadkat, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Axar Patel. Ravichandran Ashwin
Australia Squad: Steven Smith (c), Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann, Scott Boland, Matt Renshaw, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson, Lance Morris, Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc.
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Mohammed Shami Can Be Included In India’s Playing XI
India is likely to retain Shubman Gill as KL Rahul dropped in the third Test match. India is playing two pacers along with the spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel in the whole series. Team India is likely to keep the same combination with Mohammed Shami replacing Mohammed Siraj as Umesh Yadav can retain his place in the team after his spectacular performance in the previous match.
There was talk of wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan replacing KS Bharat, however, captain Rohit Sharma indicates they are happy with the performance of Bharat behind the wicket. So Bharat may retain his place in playing eleven.
India’s probable playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KS Bharat (wk) Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Cheteshwar Pujara, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami
Steve Smith To Lead Australia
As permanent captain, Pat Cummins didn’t return from his home country due to personal problems, Steve Smith will lead Australia in the fourth Test. Australia won their last match, so they would like to keep their winning combination intact.
Australia’s probable playing XI: Steven Smith (c), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann Marnus Labuschagne, Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc
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Past Results Of The Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023
In the first Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Nagpur, India recorded a massive over Australia by innings and 132 courtesy of a century of Skipper Rohit Sharma and magical bowling by Indian spinners, especially Ravindra Jadeja.
In the second test match at Delhi, India managed to defeat Australia by six wickets due to the clinical performances of the spinners. In both matches, Jadeja got the Player of the Match award for his sensational all-rounder performances.
However, in the third match at Indore, Australia outshined India to defeat them by nine wickets. Spinner Nathan Lyon won the Man of the Match Award for taking 11 wickets in the match. Australia can level the series if they win the upcoming fourth Test match.
World Test Championship (WTC) 2023 Final Qualification Scenario
The race for qualification for the World Test Championship (WTC) 2023 finally got intense in the last few days due to India’s defeat in the third Test match at Indore. Australia (68.52) is at the top of the WTC 2021-23 points table; whereas India is in the second position with 60.29 percentage points. Sri Lanka follows India with 53.33 points in the table.
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India has to defeat Australia in the upcoming fourth Test match at Ahmedabad to book their spot in the WTC 2023 finals. However, if they couldn’t win this Test match, they have to depend on the result of the New Zealand- Sri Lanka Test series starting tomorrow.
If Sri Lanka won both Test matches in the series and India couldn’t win the Ahmedabad Test match, Sri Lanka will qualify for the WTC finals. Thus, India needs to defeat Australia in the upcoming fourth Test match in Ahmadabad to qualify for the WTC finals.
India vs Australia 4th Test Live Streaming
Star Network has purchased the rights to all the matches in the ongoing Australia tour of India. Fans can watch the live broadcast of the Fourth Test match at the Ahmedabad on Star Sports channel. Also, fans can watch live streaming on Disney + Hotstar app.