An injury-ravaged Team India will play their series-deciding fourth Test against Australia in Brisbane beginning tomorrow. Both the teams have won one match each, while the last match played in Sydney was drawn.
Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari all are ruled out of the series decider. Now even there are some doubts over Mayank Aggarwal and R. Ashwin’s fitness.
Meanwhile, with almost no bench strength left – Shardul Thakur in place of Ravindra Jadeja, Mayank Agarwal in place of Hanuma Vihari and either T.Natarajan or Washington Sundar in place of Jasprit Bumrah are set to be drafted in the playing XI.
Meanwhile, Australia have confirmed one change with Marcus Harris recalled in place of Pucovski who has been ruled out with a shoulder injury.
Australia Team: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Stev.en Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (Captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood.
The forecast for the opening day is good but there arechances of storms on Saturday and then showers over the rest of the game.
India have played six Tests at the Gabba ground in Brisbane, losing five and drawing one – in 2003. Australia have not been beaten in Brisbane since 1988.
Source: All India Radio