The Indian cricket team suffered a shock in the third test after three main players – Ravindra Jadeja, Hanuma Vihari and Jasprit Bumrah – were injured. Despite that, the Men in Blue were careful not to give Australia the happiness of a win and drew.
So now entering the 4th Test, India led by Ajinkya Rahane will seek a victory in order to retain the Border Gavaskar series.
The series decider will see Australia in desperate need of a win, as a win would hold them to the top spot in the ICC Test World Championship. India, currently in second place, can climb to number one if they can stave off a victory.
According to AccuWeather, Brisbane could experience intermittent rain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The last two days there is a 50% chance of rain. The temperature on opening day could be between 21 degrees Celsius and 32 degrees Celsius. Harsh conditions will prevail every day with humidity crossing the 60% mark, especially as the match enters the last two days.
The Gabba, known for the speed that their surface provides to bowlers, will need the beaters to be extra careful when attacking the pace. The surface can also have something for spinners. Batsmen will have to adapt to the rebound.
Probable game 11s
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin / Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan, Navdeep Saini
Australia: David Warner, Will Pucovski, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (w / c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.