The third match of Border Gavaskar Trophy is all set to be played on 7 January on Sydney Cricket Ground. After a historical win by India in second test, thanks to the Capital Rahane’s Midas touch, India has managed to make a comeback after a humiliating loss. Now that the series is leveled , the SCF test is surely going to be so important for both the Teams. While India will like to carry on their recent form , Australia will love to bounce back. Talking about this much talked India’s tour of Australia, India emerged as victorious in T20s while Australia dominated ODI series. Both teams will look to win the test match and end this tour on a high.
India’s batting woes and Test Debut for T.Natrajan
With the possible inclusion of Rohit Sharma, Indian team will get lots of confidence. Opening partnership has been a major concern for the team in this test series. Especially Mayank Agarwal’s par below performance in the two matches hurt the team. He was looking in magical touch in the Indian Premier League however he failed to perform in Australia .Whereas Subhman Gill looked solid with a 35* in the second innings. If Rohit gets fully fit and included in XI, then Mayank Agarwal will lose the place in the team. Talking about bowling department, Yorker King T. Natrajan will debut in the match replacing Umesh Yadav who got injured during the MCG test. The spin duo of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja bowling was tremendous in the second test. Australian batsman will look to dominate them and not throw their wickets easily.
The SCG test is virtually a Semi Final
In the absence of the skipper Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane led the team brilliantly when the team was down and out after a 36-all out event. Even Rahane was criticised mercilessly due to that run-out incident. However Rahane showed extraordinary ability to handle the situation. His 112* was the match deciding innings. He came in to bat when India was in a spot of bother. With just two matches left in the tour and test series, both teams will give their hundred percent efforts to take a lead .