AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction | India Tour Of Australia | 3rd Test | 7 Jan 2021
India will face off against the hosts Australia in the 3rd Test of the series on Thursday. The game at the Sydney Cricket Ground comes with the four-match series tied 1-1, making it a must-win for both teams. While India will be looking to carry their winning momentum into this competition, Australia will be looking to bounce back and find the right combination and mindset, something that had helped them to win the series opener.
While there are a few injury concerns for India, the team will be boosted by the return of the stand-in vice-captain Rohit Sharma who has recovered from his injury and has joined the team. On the other hand, Australia will be eager to witness the comeback of David Warner who has recovered from the groin injury.
The playing XI selection will be a tough decision for both the teams and they have made a few changes to the team squad. India will be missing out on KL Rahul as well. The opener has been ruled out of the series due to a wrist injury. Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami were replaced by Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan in the squad.
Talking about India’s performance at the SCG, the team has won only once in Sydney, and that was in 1978 but since then, they have never won at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Let’s have a look at Dream11 Team Prediction for the 3rd Test between India and Australia.
Date & Time: From 7th January 2021 & 5 AM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
The conditions at Sydney is a good batting wicket, with the spinners coming into the picture on days 4 and 5. The venue doesn’t offer the bounce or assists the pacers as Gabba does but it is certainly a good venue to win the toss and bat first.
Average scores at this venue-
2nd Innings- 313
3rd Innings- 252
4th Innings- 168
Highest team score at this venue- 705 (by IND vs AUS)
Lowest team score at this venue- 42 (by AUS vs ENG)
Total Test matches at this venue: 108
Matches won by the team batting first- 47
Matches won by the team batting second- 41
Head to Head
Total Tests- 100
Australia won- 43
India won- 29
Total Tests- 50
Australia won- 30
India won- 8
In Recent five matches-
India won- 2
Australia won- 2
Highest runs at SCG-
Australia- Ricky Ponting- 1480 runs from 27 innings
India- Sachin Tendulkar- 785 runs from 9 innings
Among active players-
Australia- David Warner- 732 runs from 13 innings
India- Virat Kohli- 248 runs from 5 innings
Most wickets at SCG-
Australia- Shane Warne- 64 wickets from 26 innings
India- Anil Kumble-20 wickets from 5 innings
Among active players-
Australia- Nathan Lyon- 36 wickets from 16 innings
India- Mohammad Shami- 8 wickets from 4 innings
Most hundreds in Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia among active players
Virat Kohli- 6
Steve Smith, David Warner – 4
Highest wickets vs Australia among the active players
R Ashwin (87 wickets from 32 innings)
Highest wickets vs India among the active players
Nathon Lyon (89 wickets from 37 innings)
Australia: David Warner, Matthew Wade, Will Pucovski, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (captain and wk), Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Harris, Mitchell Swepson, Michael Neser
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini.
IND vs AUS Dream11 Team News:
India has announced the playing XI for the match and as expected, Mayank Agarwal has been dropped for Rohit Sharma. The latter has been named as the vice-captain for the game. Rohit Sharma will be playing his first Test match in over a year and is just back from the hamstring injury which makes it interesting to see how he goes here.
Navdeep Saini will be making his debut here ahead of Shardul Thakur and T Natarajan. Saini can hit the deck hard and can trouble the batsmen with his pace. Having said that, India will be going in with one of the most inexperienced pace line-ups. Apart from Saini and Bumrah, the team has included Siraj here.
Australia has dropped under-performing Joe Burns and Travis Head for David Warner and Will Pucovski. The youngster Will Pucovski is likely to open the innings alongside David Warner and this means Matthew Wade will be batting in the middle-order once again, just ahead of his captain Tim Paine. The inclusion of David Warner is a big boost for the team considering the form of Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne. However, Warner isn’t 100 percent yet which again might be a concern for the team. Well, one might hope that Will Pucovski makes justice to the expectations.
AUS vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Line-Ups:
AUS Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(C/WK)
Batsmen: David Warner, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne
All-rounders: Cameron Green
Bowlers: Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood
IND Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: Rishabh Pant
Batsmen: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane
All-rounders: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini
Captain Pick for IND vs AUS Dream11 Team
Option 1: David Warner
David Warner will be the player to watch out for here and he will be looking to fix the batting concerns of Australia. Warner averages close to 67 at this venue and has scored four tons and three fifties here.
Option 2: Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane looked in good touch in the last match where he led his team from the front with a brilliant century. He has 4384 runs in his Test career with an average close to 44.
Option 1: Ravi Ashwin
Ravi Ashwin has an excellent record against Australia as well as at Sydney Cricket Ground. He has picked up 10 wickets so far in the series and can add useful runs too.
Option 2: Nathan Lyon
Since this pitch is spin-friendly, Nathan Lyon will be a crucial pick here. Lyon is having a decent series so far but is yet to come up with a big performance. He so far has 4 wickets in the series.
Top five Picks For AUS vs IND Dream11 Team:
David Warner- 16 matches against India- 1081 runs- 36.03 average
Mitchell Starc- 13 matches against India- 39 wickets- 3.22 economy rate
Josh Hazlewood- 13 matches against India- 41 wickets- 2.59 economy rate
Ravindra Jadeja- 11 matches against Australia- 359 runs- 59 wickets
Cheteshwar Pujara-18 matches against Australia- 1685- 54.35 average
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Head To Head
AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction: Who will win the match
While India will be looking to continue their winning momentum here, their poor record at SCG is still a concern. Also, the team’s inexperienced pace line-up can backfire for the team. The team will be hoping that Ashwin and Bumrah could take up more responsibility here. For Australia, David Warner will be the key player with the bat and Nathan Lyon will be the player to watch out for here. Nevertheless, the hosts will begin this contest as favorites as per our Dream11 Team Prediction experts.