Australia vs India 4th Test Tips, Predictions & Preview

Trent Orwin:

Australia and India are still tied up at 1-1 in the four-match Test series as they head to The Gabba for the series-deciding match which starts on Friday, January 15.

Australia vs India 4th Test Tips, Predictions and Preview – read on below to see our best Australia vs India 4th Test tips.

Australia vs India Test Schedule 🗓

  • December 17-21 | Test 1 | Adelaide Oval | 3:00pm AEDT
  • December 26-30 | Test 2 | MCG | 10:30am AEDT
  • January 7-11 | Test 3 | SCG | 10:30am AEDT
  • January 15-19 | Test 4 | Gabba | 11:00am AEDT

Australia vs India Test Teams 🏏

🟡 Australia Squad: Tim Pane (c), Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitch Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Sean Abbott

🔵 India Squad: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Mayank Agarwal, Ravi Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravi Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Thangarasu Natarajan, Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Navdeep Saini, Rohit Sharma, Pritvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Shardul Takur, Hanuma Vihari

Australia vs India Test Tips & Predictions 🧐

The series remains level at 1-1 after India’s gutsy batting display on the fifth day of the third Test to deny Australia victory.

Steve Smith was Player of the Match after scoring 131 in the first innings and 81 in the second. He had struggled in the first two Tests but quickly showed why he is one of Australia’s greatest batsman.

Marnus Labuschagne also had an excellent match scoring 91 and 73. Both Smith and Labuschagne have often been relied upon to make the bulk of Australia’s scores and this match was no different.

Pat Cummins took 4/29 in the first innings while Josh Hazlewood claimed 2/43. Hazlewood took another two in the second innings while Nathan Lyon finished with 2/114 off 46 overs.

For India, Cheteshwar Pujara played his typical game with scores of 50 and 77 at slow strike rates. He is the modern-day version of Rahul Dravid for India and will need a big score in the fourth Test if India are to be any hope of winning.

Rishabh Pant batted very well for 97 in the second dig while Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill could be a threatening opening partnership if they bat long enough; both can score freely.

India’s bowlers shared the spoils around, although Ravindra Jadeja was the star in the first innings with 4/62. Unfortunately for India, Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah will miss the fourth Test with injury which severely depletes their bowling stocks.

Australia should prove too good in the fourth Test against an injury-stricken India who have played with passion and determination against all the odds.

Hazlewood can sometimes fly under the radar in the Australian bowling attack but his Test record is phenomenal with 206 wickets at 25.76. He has taken 1/47, 5/8, 1/47, 0/14, 2/43 and 2/39 this series. I like his chances of taking the most wickets in the first innings.

Labuschagne has looked comfortable at the crease and looks to be enjoying his cricket, especially with some of his banter when fielding at short leg. He should score more than 107.5 Player Performance points unless Australia only need to chase a small target or win by an innings.

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