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Australia vs India, Australia vs India 2020, Today Match Prediction

15 Jan 2021 | 05:30 | The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia
294/10 in 75.5 3.88
329/7 in 97.0 3.39 winner

Toss Winner - Australia won the toss and chose to bat first

winner India beat Australia by 3 wickets

Australia take on depleted India at Fortress Gabba 

  • India batted for 131 overs (334/5) to draw the match and it is the most overs they have batted after 1980s in fourth innings.
  • Australia have won all their 7 matches at the Gabba since 2013 and their last defeat at this venue came in 1988.
  • Indian pace attack has total combined experience of less than 5 matches as supposed Australian pace attack with 147 matches at international stage.

Australia will win the match & series 2-1

  • Tournament: Australia vs India 2020
  • Format: TEST
  • Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia
  • Toss: To Bat

aus vs ind Match Prediction & Analysis

Sydney Test was the perfect advertisement for Test match providing action till the very last over of the Day 5. Team India stood like a rock against the quality Australian bowling attack on Day 5 batting injuries and wounds heroically. Indian team is not ready to give up despite the odds stacked against them so far. But, they have a lot of injury woes in their squad for this match. Australia will be dejected with the result of the last game as India batted for 131 overs and lost just 5 wickets in fourth Innings. But, they will look to take revenge on the Indian side at their fortress Gabba.

Teams Preview

Australia Preview

Steve Smith (131 & 81 runs) and Marnus Labuschagne (91 & 73 runs) lead their batting hopes in the last test with 50+ scores in both the innings. Newbies Will Pucovski and Chris Green notched up maiden fifties in the first and second innings respectively. Australia have an injury scare with Will Pucovski and Marcus Harris may replace him if deemed unfit to play.

Pat Cummins (5 wickets) and Josh Hazlewood (4 wickets) kept the pressure on the Indian batting line-up throughout the entire match. Mitchell Starc looked off-colour in the last game and Nathan Lyon failed to breach the defense on the Indian middle order in the second innings.

Top players to bet on:

Steve Smith – Smith returned to form in grand fashion scoring 212 runs across the two innings. He built 100+ partnership with labuschagne in the middle in both the innings to lead their batting charge.  

Pat Cummins – Cummins has 15 wickets at an average of just 18.13 this series. He has troubled the batsmen consistently on the corridor of uncertainty and he will be a tough bowler to deal in Gabba conditions.  

Australia Predicted Playing XI:

David Warner, Will Pucovski/Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Australia Key Players From Previous Game Of Australia vs India 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Smith 131 226 16 0 57.96
M Labuschagne 91 196 11 0 46.43
W Pucovski 62 110 4 0 56.36
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Cummins 21.4 10 29 4 1.34
J Hazlewood 21.0 10 43 2 2.05
M Starc 19.0 7 61 1 3.21
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Cummins 21.4 10 29 4 1.34
J Hazlewood 21.0 10 43 2 2.05
M Starc 19.0 7 61 1 3.21

Australia Actual Playing XI:

Tim Paine, Marnus Labuschagne, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Marcus Harris, Cameron Green, David Warner, Josh Hazlewood

India Preview

Indian players produced a masterclass in blockathon in the last game to draw the match. Rishabh Pant (97 runs) and Cheteshwar Pujara (50& 77 runs) set the tone of the match with their partnership. Injury hit Ravi Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari survived for almost 40+ overs in the last season. Openers Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma scored fifties in the first and second innings respectively.

In the bowling front, India are expected to miss Ravi Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah while Ravi Ashwin`s availability remains a question mark. In their absence, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, and one of Shardul or Natarajan will take care of the pace department. Kuldeep may come into the playing XI if Ashwin is not available.

Top players to bet on:

Cheteshwar Pujara – Pujara scored fifties in both innings (50 & 77) and batted for more than 350 balls in the last match. He will look to continue his good performance with the bat in this match too.

Mohammed Siraj – Siraj is expected to lead the bowling attack despite playing just 2 matches and he has 7 wickets in this series so far.  He has good control and accuracy and ay enjoy bowling at the Gabba.

India Predicted Playing XI:

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin/Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini

India Key Players From Previous Game Of Australia vs India 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Gill 50 101 8 0 49.5
C Pujara 50 176 5 0 28.41
R Pant 36 67 4 0 53.73
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Bumrah 25.4 7 66 2 2.57
N Saini 13.0 0 65 2 5
M Siraj 25.0 4 67 1 2.68
Bowlers O M R W Econ
J Bumrah 25.4 7 66 2 2.57
N Saini 13.0 0 65 2 5
M Siraj 25.0 4 67 1 2.68

India Actual Playing XI:

Mohammed Siraj, Ajinkya Rahane, Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar, NA Saini, T Natarajan, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, SN Thakur

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 30 0 mm. 1.68 k/h From: NNE 11%
03h 32 0 mm. 4.46 k/h From: NE 4%
06h 29 0 mm. 5.5 k/h From: NNE 1%
09h 26 0 mm. 5.49 k/h From: NNE 0%
12h 25 0 mm. 4.99 k/h From: N 0%
15h 24 0 mm. 4.61 k/h From: N 30%
18h 23 0 mm. 1.62 k/h From: NNW 31%
21h 25 0 mm. 1.15 k/h From: NW 51%

Weather Conditions

Brisbane has cloudy weather on Days 2, 4, & 5. We expect the rain to be passing showers and it won’t make a big impact in the match.

Venue Details

Gabba is one of the pacy and bouncy pitches in Australia which is known to aid faster bowlers. Any score above 50+ runs will be good score. The pitch might be good to bat on days 2-4 with tough batting conditions on Day 1 & 5.

Toss: To Bat

Teams have opted to bat first in the last 4 matches played here as fourth innings will be hardest time to bat here. We expect both captains to bat first if they win the toss.

AUS vs IND Winning Prediction

Indian team have resilient, stubborn and up to every challenge the Australia have thrown at them but they are finding it difficult to even field a playing Xi with a host of injuries and missing players. They will rely on their top-4 batsmen top score heavily in this match and have a very inexperienced bowling attack. Australia batting unit relies heavily on Smith and Labuschagne and Warner is not 100% fit. Their bowlers might experience a little fatigue after bowling long spells but are miles ahead of Indian pace attack in terms of experience. We expect Australia to win this match based on track record and India`s injury woes. We don’t expect this match to be anti-climax to a superb Test series so far.

Australia will win the match & series 2-1

Author: Dhinesh Kumar