India vs Australia, 4th Test 2023 Match Preview

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India vs Australia, 4th Test 2023: The four-match series of the Gavaskar Border Trophy has now reached its final stage, with the final test match to be played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on March 9 at 9.30 am. The Indian team may be leading 2-1 in the series but in the Indore Test match, the Australian team made a strong comeback, beating the Indian team by 9 wickets. Also in the last test match, the helm of the Australian team will be in the hands of Steve Smith, who has been appointed team captain in the absence of Patt Cummins.

The last match will be very important for the Indian team because if the Indian team wins this match, they will qualify for the WTC. Let’s say the Australian team entered the WTC final after winning the Indore Test. If the Indian team loses its last game or ends in a draw, the team will again have to rely on New Zealand and hope for a New Zealand victory in the New Zealand v Sri Lanka series. Anyway, Rohit Sharma will only have the responsibility to beat his team in the last match.

In today’s article, we will see the details of the final test match, fantasy cricket tips, head-to-head, pitching report, and expected game of 11.

India vs Australia 4th Test: Match Prediction:

After beating Australia in the first two Tests in 3 days each, the hosts suffered a setback as the visitors beat them in 3 days in the Third Test at Indore. Apart from a century from Rohit Sharma in the 1st Test and the valiant defeat of Cheteshwar Pujara in the 3rd Test, the Indian higher order failed to fire. The likes of Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, and Virat Kohli should all be working hard to help India consolidate their place in the World Test Championship finals. The bottom rank consisting of Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja was solid for India in the 2023 BGT series.

Ravindra Jadeja was the top wicket-taker for the Indian team with 21 wickets to his name with a haul of 5 wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin took 18 wickets while Mohammed Shami who was rested in the 3rd Test took 7 wickets in 2 matches.

Australia Review

The Australian batsmen, on the other hand, failed to hold their own in the first two Tests but staged quite a comeback in the 3rd Test to challenge for a series draw and clinch their place in the WTC Finals to confirm. Marnus Labuschagne was the visitors’ top scorer with 178 runs from 3 games, followed by left-handed opener Usman Khawaja (153 runs). Travis Head was outstanding in David Warner’s absence as his unbeaten record of 49* put Australia on an easy chase in the second innings.

Spinner Nathan Lyon was the top wicket-taker for the Australian team and was also the Player of the Match in the 3rd Test. Lyon took 19 wickets in the series, while Todd Murphy took 11 wickets, including his 7-wicket haul in the first innings of the 1st Test. Matthew Kuhnemann also recorded a haul of 5 wickets in the 3rd Test and has 8 wickets to his name in this series so far.

India vs Australia Details

  • Tour: Australia Tour India 2023
  • Match Details: India v Australia 4th Test
  • Day/Date: Thursday/09-Mar-2023
  • Time: 09:30 AM LOCAL
  • Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

India vs Australia 4th Test, Expected Playing XI

India | Expected Playing11: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

Australia | Expected Playing 11: Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Seve Smith (C), Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey (wk), Cameron Green, Todd Murphy, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Matthew Kuhnemann

IND vs AUS 4th test, pitch report

As we have all seen in the last three matches, the match was over in just three days, so something similar is expected to be seen in the Ahmedabad Test match as well. Two Test matches between India and England were played at this ground this year, which saw the dominance of spin bowlers. The fast bowlers will certainly get some help from the new ball, but as the pitch ages, the swing bowlers will be seen in action. The team that wins the coin toss will prefer to bat first as it will be difficult to bat here in the last innings. Indian spinner Axar Patel has a good record in this field, taking 20 wickets in the two Test matches he has played here.

Pitch prediction

Australia has a better chance of winning the toss next time, as the visitors have been lucky two times in the last four attempts.

Win Probability

There is no denying that Australia will do everything it can to level this game, but India also needs to bounce back. It will not be easy for Australia to overcome India, which is known as a dominant force domestically. The Indian batters will have to step up their game if the Men in Blue want to secure their spot in the WTC final for the second consecutive year. As per our prediction, India will win the Border-Gavaskar series 3-1 by winning the fourth and final test match.

IND vs AUS 4th Test: Where to Watch?

The Australian tour of India will be broadcast live on the Star Sports network and free on DD Free Dish. Viewers can watch online on the Crickex platform.