Brisbane: Injured India are heading to Australia’s Gabba Fort for Friday’s final Test match, while the series ended 1-1 with high hopes of retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after an epic draw in Sydney.
After their bravery in Sydney, batting on the final day against the Australian team’s bowling attack, the visitors only need to avoid defeat in Brisbane.
Australian team captain Tim Penn’s sledging and allegations that the tensions were high on the fifth day Steve Smith deliberately helped batsman Rishbh Pant’s guard. Allegations of racist abuse by mobs also replaced the test.
But Australia are hopeful of winning the series in Gabba, where they have been unbeaten for more than three decades. The West Indies won here in 1988 under Vivo Richards. Especially since India was the result of injuries.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja made his latest refusal after moving his left thumb in Sydney on Wednesday, while Indian media reported that Jaspreet Bumrah, who has a fast bowling spear, could lose pressure in his abdomen.
The visitors were already without experienced accused, Mohammad Shami, Umsh Yadav and Ishant Sharma, and batsman KL Rahul, while regular captain Virat Kohli is on paternity leave.
If Bumrah can’t play, his already inexperienced attack will be led by Mohammad Siraj, who has played just two Tests, as well as Naveed Sai, who has played a team other than Sydney, T Nitrajan or Shardol. Thakur had his beginnings.
He also has doubts about the fitness of sixth-ranked batsman Hanuma Vehari, who tore his hamstrings for 23 off 161 balls during his overs, which helped him to an unexpected draw on Monday.
Sydney teammate hero Ravichandran Ashwin, who spent more than three hours on the crease with Vehari in the unshakable sixth-wicket stand to save the game.
Despite suffering a terrible injury, former Indian great Sunil Gavaskar believes he can win in Brisbane, where the crowd will be helped by 50 per cent to avoid a possible coronavirus infection.
“I know the Gabba in Brisbane is an Australian stronghold but India has the potential to compete with the Australians,” he said. “They [Australia] He has not lost there since 1988, but he is always there for the first time. If [stand-in captain] I wouldn’t be surprised if Ajinkya stays and the company does it.
The Australian team took part in the game, criticizing the disappointments of the last day in Sydney, and Peon was forced to apologize for the ugly trade at Ashwin.
Penn was fined on the first day by umpire Paul Wilson for disagreeing after a flurry of rumors, with some pundits saying his days as captain were numbered.
Smith told the Daily Telegraph that he was “shocked and disappointed” by the reaction to the footage shaking on the crease through his studies.
But with the Australian team losing the second Test in Melbourne and failing to knock India out for victory in Sydney, the home team is under pressure to not only perform but also maintain their conduct.
Australian head coach Justin Langer said on Wednesday: “I have said since the beginning of the series that it is important to live mentally and physically.” The distraction is only part of the theater and drama. It is now and it has always been. ”
The Australian team is worried about injury with young opener Will Pokowski when he had to partially dislocate his right shoulder while fielding in Sydney.
Langer said that if Pokowski is not fit, Marcus Harris is likely to work with David Warner as an opener, which is not 100 per cent because he is still recovering from the pain.
Meanwhile, off-spinner Nathan Lyon will play his 100th Test in which only four wickets will be needed to reach a total of 400 in his career.
“We will back up and be ready for this Test match. Bring it forward,” Langer said.
Australia: David Warner, Will Pokowski, Marin Labs-Chicago, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Chris Green, Tim Penn (captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Stark, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazelwood, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Swapson, Michael Neiser
India: Rohit Sharma, Shobman Gul, Chattiswar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Hanuma Vehari, Mayak Agarwal, Rishbha Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Naveedip Sini, Mohammad Siraj, Varidhiman Saha, Jaspreet Bumrah, Shardal Thakur,
Umpires: Bruce Axenford (Australia) and Paul Raphael
TV Umpire: Rod Tucker (Australia)
Match Referee: David Bone (Australia)