The Indian team will play the last match of the four-match series against Australia in Gabba, Brisbane on Friday. This match is very important for both teams. The team that wins in the fourth Test match will be able to win the series. India and Australia are currently 1–1 in the series. The Indian team won the Border Gavaskar Series 2–1 on the previous tour. The team captained by Virat Kohli became the first Indian team to win a Test series in Australia. In order to retain the trophy, India have to equalize the series or it will have to win the last match. India will have to change its history by 32 years to do so. Since 1988, the Australian team has not lost a match on this ground.
India-Australia record in Brisbane 6 Tests have been played in Brisbane between both teams so far. The host’s pan has been heavy in this. Australia has won 5 out of 6 matches while the Indian team has managed to draw in one match. Australia and India first played in Gaba in 1947 where Australia won by an innings and 226 runs.
After this, both the teams faced here in 1968 in which Australia won by 39 runs. For the third time in 1977, the Indian team, which faced Australia at this ground, lost by 16 runs. In 1991, the hosts won a big 10 wicket win over India. For the first time in 2003, the Indian team drew the match here but in 2014 Australia defeated India by 4 wickets and completed that task.
Injuries have also troubled the Indian team before this Test. After Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, now Jasprit Bumrah is also out of Team India. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is also out for a long time. In such a situation, Team India will also come out with many changes in Brisbane. Australia’s playing XI for the fourth Test will be like this, David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (Captain), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
This match is very important for both teams. The team that wins in the fourth Test match will be able to win the series. Right now India and Australia are 1-1 in the series.