AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction for 4th Test: Preview 3 January 2019

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AUS vs IND, Fourth Test, India tour of Australia, 2018-19
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
2nd-7th January 2019, 5:00 AM IST

Venue details:
Average 1st innings score: 313
Average 2nd innings score: 314
Sydney historically has been supportive for spinners and the teams are likely to call out for some extra help.

Squads:
AUS:
Tim Paine (c, wk), Josh Hazlewood (vc), Mitch Marsh (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Starc

IND (13-man Squad):
Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravi Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravi Ashwin, Umesh Yadav


Team News:
Australia:
Captain Tim Paine said a final look at the pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground was needed before they finalised XI for the fourth Test.
Marcus Harris will be opening the innings. However, with his poor performances, Finch may get shifted into the middle order rather than being dropped. Khawaja will then step up as the opener.
Shaun Marsh and Travis Head will follow them.
Tim Paine will be the wicketkeeper-Captain.
The bowling attack of Lyon-Cummins-Hazlewood-Starc remains unchanged.
Marnus Labuschagne has been called up. He bats in the middle order and bowls useful leg spin. He can replace Mitchell Marsh as an all-rounder.
Peter Handscomb has also a chance to play this match after his spectacular showing in the BBL.

India:
Rohit Sharma has arrived in India to be with his new-born daughter so will miss out on the fourth Test.
India Dropped Ishant Sharma from the 13-man squad.
Ravi Ashwin is part of India’s 13-man shortlist for the Test at SCG but will be assessed for fitness on the morning of the game.
Mayank Agarwal and  KL Rahul will be opening the innings. Pujara-Kohli-Rahane shall occupy the middle order.
Ravindra Jadeja as spinner/lower order batsman and Shami-Bumrah will complete the bowling attack.

Probable Playing XI:
AUS:
Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch/Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
IND :
Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin/Umesh Yadav, R Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

Captain and Vc choices: C Pujara, Virat Kohli, Pat Cummins, J Bumrah, U Khawaja, S Marsh.

Key Players:
Australia:
Marcus Harris
Usman Khawaja
Travis Head
Tim Paine
Pat Cummins
M Starc
Nathan Lyon

India:
Cheteshwar Pujara
Virat Kohli
Ajinkya Rahane
Rishabh Pant
Jasprit Bumrah
Mohammad Shami
Mayank Agarwal
Ravindra Jadeja


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