The fourth and final Test of the ongoing Test series between India and Australia will commence on March 9. The game has got a huge significance with India’s WTC final qualification hinging by the thread now besides the fact that the Prime Ministers of both countries will be witnessing the first day’s play. The series is currently in India’s favour at 2-1 but even a drawn series in the country will mean a huge for Australia who have already booked a place in the WTC final with a win in the Indore Test.
Prediction: India to win the match at odds 1.35
Here are the match details:
- Match Date & Time: March 9 – March 13, 2023; 9:30 AM IST
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
- Series: Australia tour of India, 2023
India vs Australia Odds
Not many had backed Australia after the way they went down in the first two Tests. But the visitors put in an admirable performance in the third Test played in Indore despite losing the crucial toss. The spin trio of Todd Murphy, Nathan Lyon and Matt Kuhnemann has done a very good job in trumping the under pressure Indian batting line-up, especially the top order.
Batting too has come good for Australia as the tour has progressed with Usman Khawaja looking increasingly comfortable in the middle. Interestingly, the likes of Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith are yet to enjoy a good outing and Ahmedabad could just be the perfect venue for them to end the series on a high.
Meanwhile, India’s frailties with the bat were badly exposed in the previous Test match. Virat Kohli continued to underperform while Shubman Gill’s introduction at the top didn’t change much. Wicketkeeper batter KS Bharat has been disappointing to say the least with his low scores in three Tests thus far.
India are not known to give away a Test series at home after being 2-0 up and the team will definitely come hard at the Aussies. There could be changes in the playing XI depending on the conditions and with a place in the WTC final at stake, one can see India going on all out attack against their potential finalists. In the cricket betting odds for today, we have India winning, the odds of which stand at 1.35.
Having replaced KL Rahul only in the previous Test, Shubman Gill is expected to keep his place. Todays match predictions yet again has Gill performing well. However, looking at the nets session ahead of the decider Test, Ishan Kishan might get a go ahead of KS Bharat as a wicketkeeper. Mohammed Shami is also expected to return at the expense of Umesh Yadav. There is also a possibility of Mohammed Siraj getting a rest as a part of workload management. India will field a very strong XI and cricket betting tips back India to win this game as such.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (C),Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (WK)/Ishan Kishan (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Axar Patel, Mohammed Shami/Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj
Steve Smith will continue to lead Australia with Pat Cummins deciding to stay back home to be with his ailing mother. The visitors are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI unless there is something in the surface that suggests they will need an extra pacer. Steve Smith is in great form, though, and todays match predictions have him performing very well. Betting cricket tips should be free of too many predictions around the other Aussie batters, though.
Probable XI: Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey (WK), Matt Kuhnemann, Pat Cummins (C), Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy/Scott Boland.
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The surface on offer in Ahmedabad had a lot in it for the fast bowlers given the grass cover it had two days ahead of the Test match. However, things might change quickly if that grass is shaved off before the game. As such, todays cricket predictions should again be in favour of spinners. Having said that, the team winning the toss will have an advantage given that it becomes almost impossible to bat in the fourth innings.
Ahmedabad witnessed a lot of rain two days ahead of the Test. But the weather is set to be clear for the course of five days of the Test match. The temperature is expected to be around 38 Degrees Celsius during the game with summer touching its peak in the country. With the Test match expected to go beyond three days, the crowd is likely to get to witness some enthralling action. As usual, discretion is advised for todays match predictions around the team batting last on this wicket.
India vs Australia: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||India to win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Match Winner||India||1.35||Check Odds on Crickex|