From Mohammed Shami to the last being Jasprit Bumrah, India has faced numerous injuries in their Down Under streak, but despite all odds, they made sure to keep the streak against Australia at level 1-1. after winning the Sydney test.
Hanuma Vihari, Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja are all reportedly missing the Brisbane test due to a hamstring, abdominal strain and dislocated thumb.
There is also a big fitness cloud above Ravichandran Ashwin who is treating a back pain and Mayank Agarwal, who was hit in the arm during training in Sydney, is also being assessed.
So despite everything against India, will the weather in Brisbane be a spoiler for Gabba Test as well?
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.
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.