With early dismissals of two set batsmen, now the entire responsibility to steady India’s innings comes on the shoulder of Rahane & Pujara. The injury hit team India doesn’t have enough batsmen to steady India’s batting order & so these two senior most batsmen will have to perform with bat to register India’s victory in Brisbane.
Earlier on Day 1, Marnus Labuschagne century was the highlight & has helped Australia to take their total beyond 200 runs. Hosts won the toss & Aussie’s skipper Tim Paine opted to bat first at the ground of Gabba. Hosts & visitors brought their best playing XI on field for the final test match of the four match test series. David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (C/W), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon & Josh Hazlewood is Australia’s playing XI while Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Paine Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj & T Natarajan are India’s Playing XI.