Australia vs India Test series 2020-21 – 4th Test

Australia vs India Test series 2020-21

4th Test:

Fourth and Final but decider Test of the series of 4 Test matches between Australia and India is going to be played at the Gabba, Brisbane on January 15th 2021.

India Tour of Australia History:

The teams completed 101 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 43 times, whereas the opponent won 29 times with 28 draws, and an interesting 1 tied game.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia against India are DLWDL.

The teams played 51 matches as part of Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Australia won 19 times, and India won 21 times, whereas 11 matches concluded as a draw.

On the soil of Australia, the teams faced each other 51 times. out of them, the Australian team received victory 30 times and defeated only 8 times with 13 draws. 

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia against India in Australia are DLWDL.

The teams played 26 matches on Australian venues as part of Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Australia won 14 times, and India won only 5 times, whereas 7 matches concluded as draws.

Australia vs India Test series 2020-21 – 3rd Test

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the Table topper (Australia) and third rank (India) team. The host is just 2 points ahead of the visitors.

If the host will win the series by 4-nil, then the host will earn 8 points, but in case of losing the series with 4 defeats, then the team will lose the 8 points and become third in the table. 

In the case, when the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn7 points, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 6 points with 2 positions down. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 5 points with 2 rank down in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 5 points. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 3 points with 2 rank down in the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 3 points. 

Drawing the series will cause the team not to lose any points but lose one rank in the position.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia are DLWWW.

If the visiting team will win the series by 4-nil, then the host will earn 8 points and become table topper, but in case of losing the series with 4 defeats, then the team will lose the 7 points with no change in position. 

In the case, when host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 7 points and become table topper, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 6 points with no change in position. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 4 points without impacting the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn 5 points, and become table topper. 

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 3 points without impacting the position. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will earn 4 points, and become table topper. 

Drawing the series will help the team to earn 1 point with unaffected ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India are DWLLL.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Brisbane shows the weather would be a mixture of sunny to thunderstorm during the match. The weather of the first day would be sunny, thunderstorm would be in the afternoon of the next day. Third day would be partly cloudy and showers would be expected on the fourth day and on the fifth day morning as well. There is extremely less chance of rain on the first and third day, as the precipitation percentage would be almost 5% to 10%, but on the remaining days, where the percentage would be 35% to 50% with a high chance of rain. The temperature would vary from 28-33 Celsius. The wind would vary between 17 – 21 km/h.

The Gabba, Brisbane

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 39 times out of 62 games, and the selection slightly favored the teams, and the teams won 16 times and lost 13 times with, interestingly 1 tie and 9 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LLLWW.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, won 10 times and lost 9 times with 4 draws. Last time, the team chose to field first, after winning the toss, was in 2008. Since 2001, the team never won the match, after choosing the field first.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LLLDL.

Overall, 26 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 22 times with 1 tie and 13 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLLWW.

Particularly, for Australia, the team won the toss 32 times in 62 played games. The team won 22 times and lost just 4 times with 6 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue, while winning the toss, are WWWWW.

The home team never lost any match after wining the toss after 1988.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue, while losing the toss, are WWWWD.

The home side never lost the match, after losing the toss and sent in to bat, after 1985.

Last time, the home side lost the match, after losing the toss and sent in to field, in 1968.

The first batting team won the matches 25 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 23 times with 1 tie and 13 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LLLWW.

The lowest defended total was 193 in 1950, and the highest successful chase 236 in 1951.

The first inning lowest total was 82 in 2000, and the highest total was 645 runs in 1946. For the second inning, the lowest total was 58 in 1947, whereas the highest was 607 runs in 1993. For the third inning, the lowest total was 76 (completed innings) in 2004, whereas the highest was 517 runs in 2010. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 58 (completed innings) in 1936, whereas the highest was 450 runs in 2016.

The batting average of the first innings is 35.15 and 33.38 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 30.53, and 29.82 is for the fourth innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 6 times at the venue. The host won 5 times with 1 draw and never lost.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia against India at the venue are WDWWW.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The host has an excellent record at the venue, and won 40 times out of 62 played games and lost just 8 times with a tie and 13 draws. The home team lost the match, last time, in 1988. The home side has wining streak of 7 (1946 to 1958 and 2013 to present). The team has unbeaten streak of 31 test (1989 to present). Whereas, the visiting team never won and lost 5 times with 1 draw.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Australia at the venue are WWWWW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India at the venue are LDLLL.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

Australia:

The home side has a forced change of injured W. Pucovski, and the tea may include M. Harris. The rest of the team would be unchanged.

Australia Eleven: D. Warner, M. Harris, M. Labuschagne, S. Smith, M. Wade, C. Green, T. Paine, P. Cummins, M. Starc, N. Lyon, J. Hazlewood

India:

The visitors have to face couple of more forced change of injured H. Vihari and R. Jadeja, and may include W. Saha and K. Yadav in place of them, respectively. Moreover, The team is also waiting for J. Bumrah’s fitness, if he will be available to fit in the XI, then the team may go with either T. Natarajan or S. Thakur.

India Eleven: S. Gill, R. Sharma, C. Pujara, A. Rahane, R. Pant, W. Saha, R. Ashwin, K. Yadav, N. Saini, M. Siraj, J. Bumrah / T. Natarajan / S. Thakur

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.
*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.