Check Australia vs India 4th Test playing 11 and head to head details here

Indian team is hit by injuries and Ajinkya Rahane will have a hard time narrowing down his playing 11. Photo: @BCCI
Australia has revealed its playing 11 for the 4th and final Test against India that starts on Friday. Opener Will Pucovski failed to pass the fitness Test at The Gabba, Brisbane on the eve of the Test match (January 14). In the absence of Pucovski, who dislocated his shoulder in the third Test, Marcus Harris will partner David Warner as an opener. Meanwhile, India will not reveal its playing 11 for the 4th Test on the eve of the match as the team management is monitoring the injuries of the players.

Check IND v AUS 4th Test Day 1 Live score and match updates here

There is only one change in Australia playing 11 as the hosts gear up for the series decider at its happy hunting ground. The four-match series is level at 1-1 after India made a heroic effort to draw the third Test match at Sydney. 

CHECK IND v AUS 4th TEST TOSS AND MATCH TIME HERE

Australia playing 11 for 4th Test: Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Mathew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

India made four changes in its playing 11.

Injury update: Will Bumrah play in IND v AUS 4th Test?

India playing 11 for 4th Test: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan

 India vs Australia head to head in Tests

 

Total matches: 101

 

India won: 29

 

Australia won: 43

 

Draw: 28

 

Tied: 1

 

Check India-Australia series latest news updates here

IND vs AUS 4th Test pitch report

There is a tinch of grass on the Brisbane wicket on the eve of the match and if the curator keeps it that way then it will help pacers on Day 1. However, the temperature will be in early 30s which would make the grass dead after first session. 

Check out the Gabba pitch on the eve of the fourth #AUSvIND Test @alintaenergy | @joshschon pic.twitter.com/q3WoAQSm1H

— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 14, 2021
Australia record at The Gabba, Brisbane

 

The Brisbane Cricket Ground has been Australia's fortress. The home team last lost a game at The Gabba in 1988 -- against the mighty West Indians.

 

ICC World Test Championship

 

The four-match series between India and Australia is also a part of ICC World Test Championship (WTC), whose final will be played at Lord's cricket ground in June, 2021. Australia and India are top two teams on ICC WTC points table.

Check ICC Test championship latest news and points table here

Here are the squads of both the teams:

India squad for 4th Test: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain),Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, R Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan.

Australia squad for 4th Test: Tim Paine (c), Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner.


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