We have reached the business end of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Team India is currently leading the series by 2-1 and now they will be eying to win the series by winning the last and the fourth Test scheduled to start on 9th March at Narendra Modi Stadium.
Team India witnessed a loss in the last game. This won’t affect the confidence of the team because, in the first two games, Team India has shown their dominance over Australia.
After two consecutive losses in the red-ball format, it seems like Australia is showing signs to bounce back. The team will be happy to see the end result in the 3rd Test. The odds for the fourth Test are already out with top bookmakers in India.
Team India will win the fourth Test and clinch the series in the process.
The betting tip is...
Cheteshwar Pujara to score 100 plus
It was not a good outing for the Indian batters in the third Test. The batting lineup was unable to handle the bowling attack from Australia. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill failed to provide a good start in both innings. The middle order was also a failure in the last fixture. Chiteshwar Pujara tried to give a push to the team in the 2nd inning but failed.
The only positive outcome was the ferocious bowling attack of team India where R Ashwin and Jadeja gave a commendable performance.
Mohammad Shami will be making a comeback and replacing Siraj in the fourth Test.
Predicted Lineup: Mohammad Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Umesh Yadav, Axar Patel
The Aussies have made a comeback to the winning ways in the longest format of the game after losing two consecutive fixtures against India. They will be confident enough for the fourth Test. However, even after winning the fourth fixture, Australia is still lacking when it comes to scoring runs.
The batters are struggling to build partnerships and give winning momentum to the team.
Pat Cummins will be missing out on the fourth Test as well and Steve Smith is expected to lead the team.
Predicted Lineup: Marnus Labuschagne, Matthew Kuhnemann, Mitchell Starc, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey, Nathan Lyon, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, Todd Murphy, Travis Head
We predict that Team India will win the fourth Test and hence the series as well by 3-1. This win will also take India to the finals of the World Test Championships.