IND vs AUS Dream11 Team Predictions: The bounce back at the MCG has suddenly provided lost ground for the Indian team as they are ready to taken on the hosts at the famous Sydney Cricket Grounds. The 2nd Test saw the visitors put up a wonderful all-round performance with the hosts’ batting line-up reeling under pressure in favorable conditions.
With Rohit Sharma playing the 3rd Test for India and a good possibility of David Warner opening the innings at his home ground, the New Year Test will be a treat for the fans. The deck in Sydney has stable bounce and carry with the spinners coming into the game in 3rd and 4th innings.
Even though Australia has a sizable advantage, India has the momentum to take a lead in this Border-Gavaskar trophy.
IND vs AUS Dream11 Team Predictions: Recommended players
Looking at every player’s recent form, the ideal eleven should have 1 Wicket-Keeper, 4 Batsmen, 2 All-rounder and 4 bowlers.
Wicket-Keeper: Tim Paine.
Batsmen: Marnus Labuschagne, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Shubman Gill.
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin
Bowlers: Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah, Josh Hazlewood and M Siraj.
IND vs AUS Dream11 Team Predictions: Wicket-keepers
The Australian captain and wicket-keeper Tim Paine who played a match changing innings in Adelaide fell short of runs in the second as he notched up 14 runs in two innings. Even though he did a decent job with the gloves, there were occasional drops and let downs.
The reserve keeper in the side Matthew Wade looked set for a big knock but fell after carelessly heaving the ball in the air. He also provided some resistance in the 2nd innings that would have helped him retain his spot in the eleven.
The replacement of Rishabh Pant instead of Wriddhiman Saha was totally justified as he played a counter attacking knock that set foundation for the next pair. Despite some hiccups with the gloves, the youngster did his job perfectly.
India vs Australia 3rd Test Dream11 Team: Batsmen
The lack of Joe Burns’ form meant that he was dropped from the last two Tests. On the other hand, David Warner who is seen practicing in the nets is expected to return as an opener with Will Pucovski recovering from injury. This also implies that Wade will be tried in the middle order.
Marcus Labuschagne played a crucial knock in the 1st innings but fell to the trap set by R Ashwin whereas Steve Smith has totally looked out of sorts with his leg side mode of dismissals thoroughly exploited by the Indian attach.
Another interesting stat here is that Steve Smith hasn’t got a big one since that double ton in Old Trafford in September 2019.
With Travis Head failing to impress in the second Test, his place in the side is under scrutiny with the left-handed batsman throwing his wicket consistently.
For India, Shubman Gill proved that he belongs to the international setup with exceptional performances in both the innings. He managed to amass 90 runs in his debut game.
On the other hand, Mayank Agarwal would probably make way for Rohit Sharma as the Karnataka batsman didn’t look comfortable in the middle. Coming at No.3, Cheteshwara Pujara has to make little tweaks in his technique to face the incoming deliveries. After a wonderful series in 2018-19, the right-hand batsman hasn’t got runs convincingly that has been a bit of concern.
The Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane scored one of the best hundreds by an Indian in foreign conditions at the MCG as he carried India to a decent 1st innings total.
KL Rahul might replace Hanuma Vihari in the side who would be looking to rectify the mistakes he did in the last series.
IND vs AUS Dream11 Team Predictions: All-rounders
Cameron Green who failed to make a mark in the first innings, applied himself and added 45 runs from his side with the tail. He also pitched in with the ball but didn’t take any wicket. Considering all this, he will start the next game.
Sean Abbott is set to join the squad for the 3rd game after suffering a calf injury in the practice games. The bowling all-rounder hasn’t played in Tests but has all it takes to play in the big stage.
The inclusion of Ravindra Jadeja proved to be decisive as he stitched a match winning partnership in India’s 1st innings and took 3 wickets in the game with the ball.
With Umesh Yadav walking out due to injury, the thought of having a 5th bowler worked in India’s favor. On the other hand, Hanuma Vihari would be disappointed to sit out after poor show in the 2nd Test.
Australia vs India 3rd Test Dream11 predictions: Bowlers
The Australia pace attack will go unchanged with their bowling attack firing on all cylinders in both games. Mitchell Starc bowled a wonderful spell in the first innings as he picked 3 wickets. Having taken over 150 wickets in Australia, it is not easy to see him off who mixes it up with awkward bouncers and yorkers.
He will be accompanied by the World No.1 Test bowler Pat Cummins who is relentless and impeccable with his lines and lengths. But the pitch here at the MCG looked flat because of which the star bowler was on the shorter side instead of sticking to the channel. He still managed to pick 3 wickets.
The first change Josh Hazlewood was given just one wicket by the opposition as he tried everything to unsettle the batsmen. Nathan Lyon changed his lines towards the stumps looking to replicate Ashwin and got considerable success with three wickets. Given that SCG is more suited for spinners, Lyon would be looking to exploit those conditions.
Jasprit Bumrah has shouldered the responsibility of the pace attack impressively. He was right on the money with the new ball and mixed it up with occasional bumpers and hard lengths in his second spell. He took 6 wickets during the course and is looking in hot form.
The 2nd pacer Umesh Yadav is forced out of the Test series after picking up a calf injury during the 2nd innings. This means that Mohammad Siraj who had a magnificent debut at the MCG will share the new ball with Bumrah.
R Ashwin is looking in great rhythm as he took 5 wickets in the last game for the side. His opening spell on boxing day where he dismissed Wade and Smith setup the match for his side. As a 3rd pacer, either Shardul Thakur or new sensation T Natarajan will be inducted into the eleven for the third Test.
IND vs AUS Dream11 Team Predictions: Match prediction
Australia vs India: Where to Watch?
The New Year Test match between Australia and India will be live telecasted on Sony Network for the Indian cricket fans. The matches will be streamed on Sony Six, Sony Ten and its HD subsidiaries apart from the Sony LIV app.
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