AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction: Forget about this Test being the ‘series decider’ of what has arguably the most enthralling Test series between India and Australia in this century. Forget about Australia’s incredible dominance at Gabba. Forget about how India came back strongly not once but twice. First, at Melbourne, after getting 36 all-out and then and on the last day at SCG after standing at the verge of a defeat. Forget everything and just think about what could be India’s pace bowling attack in the 4th Test if Bumrah is unfit. India’s pace bowlers could have a total experience of 3 Tests between them. And they are facing the best Test batsman of this decade at his home. India’s stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane would agree, his scariest nightmares are no match to the situation he faces ahead of the 4th Test. But make no mistake, if India somehow wins Brisbane (there is hope as this team has shown they can pull-off unfathomable miracles) this will be, hands down, their greatest Test win. So, let’s look at the AUS vs IND prediction.
Fixture: Australia vs India; Australia vs India Test series
When: 15 January, 05:30 AM IST
Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
Head to Head:
Total games: 101
IND: – 29
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AUS vs IND Playing 11
AUS Team News: Opener W Pucovski is ruled out due to injury and M Harris replaces him.
Playing combination: David Warner and M Harris will open the innings. M Labuschagne, S Smith and C Green will form the middle order while M Wade will play at number 5 spot. The trio of P Cummins. M Starc and J Hazlewood will form the bowling attack with N Lyon as the lone spinner.
AUS Playing 11:
D Warner, Marcus Harris, M Labuschagne, Steven Smith, M Wade, C Green, T Paine, P Cummins, N Lyon, Mitchell Starc, J Hazlewood
IND Team News:
Injuries, unavailability: H Vihari and R Jadeja are ruled out due to injuries. Bumrah is uncertain and management will take a call on the morning of the Test.
Playing combination: India may bring M Agarwal back in the side as they are running short of batsmen. So that can mean between M Agarwal, S Gill and R Sharma, two will open the innings and the third will be slotted in the middle order. C Pujara and A Rahane will bat at number 3 and 4. Rishabh Pant will bat at 5 or 6. W Saha too can make it to the playing XI. In the bowling department, R Ashwin’s injury is a major concern and Kuldeep Yadav can replace him. If Bumrah is unfit, this could arguably be India’s weakest pace bowling unit with M Siraj the most experienced bowler with 2 Tests.
IND Playing 11:
R Sharma, S Gill, C Pujara, A Rahane, M Agarwal, R Pant, K Yadav, R Ashwin, M Siraj, N Saini, J Bumrah/ S Thakur
In AUS vs IND Dream 11 prediction, M Labuschagne, and S Smith are Australia’s best batsmen along with D Warner. The bowling department is arguably one of the best in the world for now with all 4 bowlers in great form. India on the other hand relies on A Rahane and C Pujara to get the runs while they will also expect R Sharma and S Gill to make some contributions. R Pant will be the X factor while R Ashwin will be the lead bowler.
AUS vs IND Dream11 Prediction:
Wicket-keepers: R Pant
Batsmen: S Smith, M Labuschagne, D Warner, C Pujara, R Sharma
All-rounder: R Ashwin
Bowlers: P Cummins, N Lyon, M Starc, M Siraj
Captain and vice-captain:
S Smith showed why he is the best Test batsman of this era by slamming a hundred and a fifty in the last Test. He made 131 runs in the first innings and then made 81 runs in the second innings.
M Labuschagne has been the most consistent batsman for Australia in this series. He is also the leading run-getter of this series. He has 293 runs in 6 innings at an average of 48.33. He has scores of 73, 91, 28, 48, 6, 47 in this series.
P Cummins is the leading wicket-taker in this series. He has claimed 15 wickets in 6 innings at an average of 18.13.
C Pujara has 190 runs in this series so far and averages 31.66. However, he has improved after every Test and has looked more confident. He was incredible in the last Test as he made 77 runs from 205 balls.
The depleted bowling attack and injury concerns to the batting order means India’s strength has diminished considerably. So in the AUS vs IND Dream11 today match prediction, expect AUS to win the game.