It’s time for the 3rd Test between Australia and India. Ahead of the important test match we bring you all the fantasy Tips, Predicted XI, Top fantasy picks and much more.
Match Timings: 5: 30 am IST (set your alarms)
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
The match will be telecasted on Sony Ten network and viewers can also see the live match on Sony Liv App.
The tables well and truly turned at MCG as team India bounced back and registered an emphatic win. The series is now level at 1-1 as both sides will be looking to gain upper hand and win the SCG Test.
Head To Head
Overall- 100 matches
Australia won- 43
India won- 29
The conditions in Sydney are likely to be overcast during the Test with possible showers on day 2 and 3.
Average First Innings Score
Around 350 runs
Injury and Availability News
The Indian team has announced their squad once again a day before the Test match. Rohit Sharma will make his much-anticipated turn in place of Mayank Agarwal. As far the bowling is concerned Navdeep Saini will play in place of Umesh Yadav who has been ruled out of the Test series.
Australia is expected to play David Warner and Will Pucovski as their openers in the third Test match.
Fantasy Tips – Australia vs India
India: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane ©, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Siraj.
Australia: David Warner, Will Pucovski, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (C&WK), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.
Australia vs India – Top Fantasy Picks
Ajinkya Rahane: The Indian skipper played a knock for the ages at MCG and will again be a crucial wicket for Australia. Rahane should be in your fantasy team as he thrives under captaincy pressure and leads from the front.
Jasprit Bumrah: With the ball in hand onus will be on Jasprit Bumrah to deliver and help India win the Test again. Bumrah will be leading a fairly inexperienced pace attack and he will be keen to pick wickets and put the hosts under pressure.
Josh Hazelwood: The fast bowler bowled a dream spell in the second innings at Adelaide and picked a memorable 5 wicket haul. He was below par at MCG but Hazelwood is again expected to be Australia’s trump card with the ball, hence he must be part of your fantasy squad.
Steve Smith: Scores of 1,1,0, 8 are surprising for a legendary batsman like Steve Smith but it can all change very quickly. The legendary Aussie batsman has a staggering record against India in Test and is again the dangerman with the bat for the visitors.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Steve Smith
Vice-Captain: Ajinkya Rahane
Fantasy 11 Team
Wicket-Keeper – Tim Paine, Rishabh Pant
Batsmen – Cheteshwar Pujara, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Rohit Sharma
All-Rounders – Cameron Green, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Josh Hazelwood, Pat Cummins, R. Ashwin