IND VS AUS | Pic Credit: GETTY Image
IND VS AUS | Pic Credit: GETTY Image

IND vs AUS: The last match of the four-match series of the Border Gavaskar Trophy will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on March 9. The Indian team is leading 2-1 in the series, but in the Indore Test match, the Indian team, captained by Steve Smith, will be defeated by Australia. Was defeated by 9 wickets With this victory the Australian team also qualified for the WTC final.

The fourth and last test match is going to be very important for the Indian team because if the Indian team wins the last test, then its ticket for the WTC final will also be confirmed, in such a situation, captain Rohit Sharma can make a big change in the playing 11. In this article, we will look at the expected playing XI of the last Test match, the qualification Scenario of India for the WTC final, and the Updated Points table.

India’s Playing 11 against Australia in the last Test Match

Opening Pair

In the first two Test matches, KL Rahul got a chance but he could not do anything special, looking at his poor form, Shubham Gill got a chance in his place in the team, but Shubham Gill could not do much with the bat in the Indore Test match, but In the fourth test match, he may get another chance to cement his place in the team, we can see him opening with captain Rohit Sharma.

Middle Order

In the third test match in Indore, where all the batsmen were seen struggling in front of Nathon Lion, Cheteshwar Pujara was hitting good shorts against him, he also scored 59 runs in the second innings, in such a situation, his place in the team in the last test match is confirmed. Whereas the Indian team’s vice-captain Virat Kohli will be seen batting at number four.

After the third Test match, Rohit Sharma praised Shreyas Iyer in the press conference, while praising him, he said that we needed to bat aggressively like Shreyas Iyer on the spin track, in such a situation, Shreyas Iyer will sure to play in the last Test match.


Indian team’s young wicketkeeper KS Bharat is being included in the playing XI in the last three Test matches against Australia, but he is not able to perform anything special with the bat other than wicket-keeping, so the Indian team has Ishan Kishan as an option. We all are well aware of Ishan Kishan’s talent, so Rohit Sharma can turn to Ishaan Kishan for the fourth and last test match.


Against Australia, the Indian spin trio had an excellent performance. Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel are holding in this circumstance. Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami missed the third Test and could make a comeback in the fourth Test, while Umesh Yadav could be demoted from the playing lineup. Mohammad Siraj might get the opportunity to assist him on the team.

  • Opening Pair: Rohit Sharma and Shubham Gill
  • Middle Order: Chateshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer
  • Wicketkeeper: Ishan Kishan
  • Bowlers: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Mohammad Shami, and Mohammad Siraj
ICC WTC Points Table (Updated) after Ind vs Aus 3rd test and India's Qualification Scenario to reach ICC WTC final
Australia won the Indore Test by 9 wickets. (Getty Images)

Qualification Scenario of India for WTC Final

  • India would advance to the final with a victory in the fourth Test against Australia in Ahmedabad.
  • Problems will raise for team India if the team loses the test match in Ahmedabad or if it is still a draw.
  • India will be forced to rely on the outcomes of the Test matches against Sri Lanka and New Zealand if the team loses.

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Updated Points Table

1AUSTRALIA (Q)68.52148113460
3SRI LANKA53.336454150
4SOUTH AFRICA52.388876160
7WEST INDIES37.5544626-2
8NEW ZEALAND27.273626350
ICC WTC updated points table