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.
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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 vs Australia head to head in Tests
Total matches: 101
India won: 29
Australia won: 43
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IND vs AUS 4th Test pitch report
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
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.
Australia record at The Gabba, Brisbane
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— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 14, 2021
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.
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Here are the squads of both the teams:
India squad for 4th Test: Ajinkya Rahane
(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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