Australia vs India: The tour to Australian has been injury-prone to both the sides. However, the team which affected the most is the Indian team. The tally of absent players and injured players has gone up every passing day.
Jasprit Bumrah is one such name who recently got ruled out of the fourth test match at Brisbane due to abdominal injury sustained during fielding. Along with Bumrah, Mayank Agarwal is also likely to get ruled out after he struck on his glove and taken for the scans.
The hero of the drawn game Hanuma Vihari is also ruled out due to hamstring injury. Vihari batted in the pain to take the game as deep as possible along with Ashwin who also took some blow in his ribs.
As per the reports, India will go with all the fit players in the fourth test match. It is likely that T Natarajan who got his ODI and T20I caps a month back will make his Test debut.
India will probably go for scans of all the players who took blows in the third game before selecting the final XI.
Rishabh Pant scored a firing 97 runs and dominated the bowlers is reportedly took some pain killers before the game. The management will look for his scans.
Ashwin struggling with stiff back:
After a lot of injuries, there are not many options left with India. Ashwin again struggling with a stiff back but defended the innings quite nicely along with Hanuma Vihari.
The Australian record at Brisbane’s Gaba is impeccable where they have never lost a single test match since 1988. Surely Aussies will be having an upper hand but as India did in the last two games, this time also Ajinkya Rahane led side will fight hard to win the game.
Mohammad Siraj who is just two test matches old will lead the pace attack, while Navdeep Saini will be his partner. There are high chances that Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan will be brought in to the side.
If Ashwin isn’t fit for the game then surely Kuldeep Yadav will step in to replace Ravi Ashwin.
India probable playing 11 for the 4th Test against Australia:
Rohit Sharma (vc), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane ©, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin / Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, T Natarajan.
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