India is going to face Australia in the final test of the four-match series starting on Thursday, March 25 at the HPCA stadium, Dharmashala. This will be a series decider as both the team are leveled at 1-1. Both the team would put everything on the line in this match as no one wants to come this far as lose the series because of the small mistake in one match. Who will win the series? India or Australia? See the full Match Prediction and Analysis here.
The Aussies would be high on confidence after saving the last test match. They have shown the Kohli and the company that they can tackle the Indian spinners well. The last match performance would give them a lot of confidence especially they way the batted in the match.
On the other hand, Kohli and company would also be high on confidence after last match performance as for the first time the whole batting unit clicked at the same time. But, India would be slightly disappointed after they failed to close the last match after being in a great position on the last day.
There are many worries for captain Kohli. The biggest of them is the poor performance by Ashwin in the previous match. He also has to deal with his own poor performance in the recent matches which resulted in him slipping to no 4 in test rankings. But, all is not bad for team India.
There are few positive that India could take from the last match. The brilliant batting display by Pujara and Saha was a good sign for the Indian batting lineup. Jadeja would like to continue his brilliant for after achieving his career-best rank ( 1st in bowlers ranking). The fast bowlers are also in brilliant for which would give more assurance to Kohli. India would like to win the next match and continue the winning strike in test series and would like to end the home season on high.
On the other hand, Aussies would be high on confidence after the brilliant show in the last match. Their batsman is in brilliant from who are equally supported by their bowling attack. Pat Cummins would again lead the bowling attack for the Aussies who will be equally supported by ever reliable Hazelwood.
The spin department would again be lead by the spin duo of Lyon and O’Keeffe. The Aussies would like to win this match and retain the trophy. If Aussies somehow manage to win this match then they would create a massive upset for the Indian fans.
It remains to be seen what the pitch offer for the bowlers and batsman. The pitch is mostly likely to assist the fast bowlers. This might the perfect opportunity for the Aussies to win a test series in India. But, it would not be easy to beat the no1 team in the world at their home. The Aussies would have to perform brilliantly in this match if they would want to take the trophy back.
The Indians would be hungry for the win would be more motivated after the few heated incidents between the Aussies and Indian players.
India vs Australia 3rd Test Prediction
India to win 4th Test in Dharamshala.
India: Virat Kohli(c), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Abhinav Mukund, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav,
Australia: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith(c), Peter Handscomb, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Jackson Bird, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Agar, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins,