India vs Australia: Expected Indian playing XI for the fourth Test
The Border-Gavaskar series enters in it’s final encounter, India now has a big chance to snatch the trophy from the Hosts. Having a 2-1 lead, India are looking to make it 3-1 to write the history in Australia. But, injuries worrying the whole team to pick their best eleven for the last match.
First of all, pace attack spearhead Ishant Sharma has some major issues with his rib cage. He was not enlisted in the 13-member list. Umesh Yadav was included in that list replacing Sharma.
But, the main worry with the ace spinner Ashwin, he is not fully fit to play the match. Indian team management is not taking Kuldeep Yadav in the list, as Captain Kohli is depending on Hanuma Vihari as he bowled in good areas in last match, he is a wicket taking bowler.
Rohit Sharma is out from the side so K L Rahul is taken in his spot. As K L Rahul will likely to open with Mayank Agarwal thus, Hanuma Vihari will shift back to his no. 6 spot. The spin attack from Rabindra Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari will be the hope for India.
As Sydney pitch is expected to be dry and slow thus, it will be good for spinners and so, Australia is depending upon Nathan Lyon and Marnus Labuschagne. Thus the expected Indian playing 11 can be Mayank Agarwal, K L Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.