AUS vs IND Dream 11 Preview:
After months of action across three formats, everything will end here at the Gabba. This is some kind of morale boost the hosts would have needed after some brutal resistance shown by the Indian men at the SCG. We usually get a result at Gabba and the ground has favoured the hosts since 1988. The team is yet to lose a match for more than 30 years and India have a poor record here with five losses and a draw.
More than the mental test, this match will be a test for the body and the fitness of the Indian team. The visitors will be needing at least two replacements as Vihari, Jadeja were ruled out already. There is a slight chance that Ashwin and Bumrah could miss this Test as well.
The first Test ended very quickly and there was a huge gap between the second and the third Test but we had only three days between the third and fourth Test which might take a toll on the cricketers. On the whole, it will be more of a test for fitness.
AUS vs IND Dream 11 Squad:
Australia Dream 11 Squad
David Warner, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Marcus Harris, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (C & WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Travis Head, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Mitchell Swepson.
India Dream 11 Squad
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Ajinkya Rahane (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), T Natarajan, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur.
AUS vs IND Dream 11 probable playing 11
AUS Playing 11:
David Warner, Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Marcus Harris, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (C & WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
IND Playing 11:
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Agarwal/Wriddhiman Saha, Ajinkya Rahane (C), Rishabh Pant (WK), T Natarajan/Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav/ Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj
AUS vs IND Dream 11 Definite picks:
India are yet to announce the playing XI, probably because of the fitness of Ashwin. If he is fit, he will be playing this game.
BCCI recently shared a video of Kuldeep Yadav bowling in nets which might be a hint that he would be playing this game.
It will be interesting to see if T Natarajan or Shardul Thakur gets a go here.
Among the batters, Wriddhiman Saha is likely to replace Hanuma Vihari.
Australia will be missing out Will Pucovski and Harris will be replacing him in this Test match.
Labuchagne is a popular pick for captain here.
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill looked good in the recent match.
Pat Cummins is one of the top picks among the bowlers.
It is good to go with bowlers who have more experience.
AUS vs IND Dream 11 Fantasy playing 11
Rishabh Pant, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, C Pujara, R Ashwin/T Natarajan, Pat Cummins, M Starc, Mohammad Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
AUS vs IND Dream 11 Captain choices-
Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Pat Cummins