India vs Australia: India and Australia will take on each other in the third Test match of the four-match Test series on 1st March 2023 at Holkar Stadium. India already retained the Border-Gavaskar trophy with 2 wins, but Australia will try to put in a better performance in the coming matches.
Match: India vs Australia Test 3 of 4
Date: 1st – 5th March 2023
Time: 09:30 AM IST
Venue: Holkar Stadium, Indore.
Pitch Condition: The second Test match will be played at the Holkar Stadium, Indore. The pitch here is very good for batting because the boundaries are very small. It will help the batters aid strokeplay. Since it assists batters, the game will go on for at least day 4. The average first innings score after two Tests is 353 runs. But in the 4th innings, it may drop down to 153.
India vs Australia – The Squad
India: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (vc), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Axar Patel, R. Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Jaydev Unadkat, Umesh Yadav.
Australia: Pat Cummins (C), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris,Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Swepson, Mitchell Starc, David Warner.
India vs Australia – Team Performance in the Past Matches
Marking two wins in the 4-match Test series and claiming the title, Rohit Sharma and co are ready to go for another win in the 3rd game against Australia at Holkar Stadium.
India won the second Test match by 6 wickets on Day 3, session 2. Winning the toss, Australia decided to bat first. They started off with a 50-run opening partnership between David Warner and Usman Khawaja. But India did well to go into stumps as they bowled out Australia on Day 1 itself. Khawaja got 81 runs in the first innings. Then Peter Handscomb was unbeaten on 72. In return, India’s Axar Patel scored a 74 while Virat Kohli got a 44. India reached 262, one run off the Australian score. Mohammad Shami claimed 4 wickets in the first innings while Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 3. For Australia, Nathan Lyon was the top pick with 5 wickets on hand. Todd Murphy has got 2 wickets.
In the second innings, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne top scored 43 and 35 runs respectively to lead the side to 113 runs. In return, India has got 118 runs to win the series. Rohit Sharma was the top scorer for the side with 31 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara got 31 runs. Ravindra Jadeja was excellent with the ball, claiming 7 wickets. Ashwin once again picked 3 wickets.
With a 2-0 lead in the series, India managed to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
India vs Australia – Face to Face
India and Australia have faced each other in 104 Test matches. Out of these 104 matches, India has won 32 times whereas Australia has come out victorious on 43 occasions. 28 matches ended in a draw. 1 match ended with a tie.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keeper: Peter Handscomb.
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne.
All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin.
Bowlers: Mitchell Starc, Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon.
Captain: Rohit Sharma.
Vice-Captain: Nathan Lyon.
Wicket-Keeper: Alex Carey, Peter Handscomb.
Batsmen: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Marnus Labuschagne.
All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel.
Bowlers: Mohammad Shami, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy.
Captain: Ravindra Jadeja.
Vice-Captain: Peter Handscomb.
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