IND vs AUS 4th BGT Prediction 01 Mar 2023
- Date: 2023-03-09
- Start Time: 09:30
- Location: Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera Stadium), Ahmedabad
- Tournament: Border-Gavaskar Trophy
- Format: Test Matches
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
India is determined to recover from their defeat in the Indore Test as they enter the fourth and final match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series.
- In the previous match, Australia dominated India, winning by a margin of 9 wickets, resulting in a 2-1 scoreline in the series.
- Consequently, Australia has qualified for the World Test Championship (WTC) final, and India must win the Ahmedabad Test to secure their spot.
- The game is scheduled to start on Thursday, March 9 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the world’s largest cricket stadium.
IND vs AUS – BGT – Venue Details
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium (Motera Stadium), Ahmedabad
Date: March 9th 2023
Time: 9:30 (local)
IND vs AUS – BGT – Team Previews
India’s top batsmen are determined to regain their form as they strive for a place in the World Test Championship (WTC) final for the second year in a row. To secure their spot in the summit WTC clash in June, the hosts must win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series 3-1 without relying on the outcome of Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand.
In the series so far, Kohli (111) and Pujara (98) have struggled to spend enough time on the pitch, with Axar Patel (185) being India’s second-highest scorer after skipper Rohit (207). India head coach Rahul Dravid has also recognized the challenging conditions for batters.
If India bats first on a better batting strip against Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, and Matt Kuhnemann, they are unlikely to face the difficulties of a devilish black soil track where the ball moves unpredictably within the first few minutes of the game.
Although Shreyas Iyer was picked over Suryakumar Yadav for the Delhi and Indore Tests, his performance has been lackluster, scoring only 42 runs in four innings. A solid batting performance from India in Ahmedabad would provide the team with an excellent chance to win, given the team’s strong and sharp bowling attack.
Australia’s victory in Indore was significant, but also uncommon for them. Although the series is currently at 1-2, it’s also 2-12 overall, as Australian teams have struggled to win consecutive Tests away from home. However, this team is different, with back-to-back wins in Lahore and Galle as evidence. Their batting has been slowly improving, with few hiccups, and their spin attack was consistent and threatening at the Holkar Stadium.
Despite this, Australia had to come from behind to reach a point where tying the Test series was a possibility. They could have even been leading 2-1 with a bit of luck. Steve Smith and his team will be eager to end the series with a win, demonstrating that they have become an even better team for the challenges they’ve faced on the road.
Smith’s captaincy was impressive, with his moves proving decisive, and the team demonstrating a hunger to win. Cummins has decided to extend his stay in Australia, and Smith will continue to lead the team. Kuhnemann took five wickets in India’s first innings, while Lyon grabbed eight wickets in their second innings.
The team will feel more confident, with opener Usman Khawaja being among the runs. To win in Ahmedabad, Australia will need solid contributions from Smith and Marnus Labuschagne in the batting department.
IND vs AUS – BGT – Probable Playing XI’s
India: Rohit Sharma (Cap), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ravi Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav
Australia: Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith (Cap), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann
IND vs AUS – BGT – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
Two pitches were prepared at Narendra Modi Stadium and the drier pitch was preferred for the fourth Test. Although Steven Smith suggested it could be the best batting surface to start with, it is expected to spin from day one again. In 2021, two Tests were played here between India and England, with spin dominating both.
IND vs AUS – BGT – Match Prediction
India are wounded after a shock loss in the 3rd test, while Australia are confident of their chances in the series. But we still expect an Indian win on the cards and take the series 3-1.