Brisbane will host the fourth and final test between Australia and India, starting on Friday.© Twitter
Rain is expected to play the spoilsport in Australia’s fourth test match between Australia and India, starting in Brisbane on Friday. According to the weather forecast, the rain will start to make its presence felt from day 2 and we could see many stoppages of play as the game progresses. There is a 49 percent chance of rain falling on the second day of the fourth test while on days 4 and 5 the percentage rises to over 50. The four game streak is still at the same level at 1-1 afterwards. India hit 131 overs in the second inning to ensure a well-contested draw at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australia announced a change in their XI of play from the previous test on Thursday. Will Pucovski, who injured his shoulder while playing, was replaced by Marcus Harris for Gabba’s test.
On the other hand, India, struggling with a number of injury issues, have decided not to reveal their final XI on the eve of the series finale.
India will be on the pitch in Brisbane without their all-round star Ravindra Jadeja who was ruled out of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a dislocated thumb.
According to the PTI news agency, Jasprit Bumrah is about to fail the Brisbane test due to abdominal tension.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari, who suffered injuries during their unbeaten 259-ball partnership, are also in doubt for the final test of the four-game series.
Indian holders must either draw or win the fourth test in order to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, while Australia only needs one win to claim the cup.
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