With test match 3 on the brink of kick-off at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia has gathered its brute force together as they have David Warner back into their squad. According to what Australia head coach, Justin Langer said, it is almost sure that David Warner is set for a comeback in India vs Australia third test. Cricket news live also suggests that Australia is set to make various changes in their starting lineup with the maximum changes being made in the batting order. On the other hand, Australia’s most successful batsman Steve Smith has still not managed to provide a promising performance against bitter rivals India. Many believe that now is the time he should step up and provide what his country needs to win matches.
Joe Burns was reportedly held back and not included in the first team due to a series of disappointing performances. Another reason why he was pulled back from the side is due to the fact that David Warner returned to test match 3. Cricket news live also expects that changes like alternating Travis Head with some other player can also be done to solidify the team’s batting stand which has been quite shaky against the Indian attack. Now with David Warner back, it is expected that Australia would find the much-needed balance and depth in their side which they lacked enormously. Also, the addition of David Warner would be the one bringing vintage Australia back. So it will be interesting to see how the game unfolds in the near future. Just keep track of live cricket score for all the latest happenings in the game.
On the flip side, India vs Australia second test match winners-India is all set to make some changes and remodel its lineup for the third test match. With veteran pacer Umesh Yadav out due to hamstring injuries, they are looking forward to giving a chance to newbie Navdeep Saini. Navdeep Saini, who has delivered several match-winning performances is set to make his test debut against Australia who would be the third debutant in this series after Shubman Gill and Mohammad Siraj. KL Rahul also pulled out of the rest of the series due to injuries in his wrist and India may be in trouble due to the long list of players lost. But a positive that lies with India is that Rohit Sharma returned to the side. He is all set to kick off his test journey in the third test with the reports point a 100 percent start for him.
Since Rohit Sharma has returned, the live cricket score predicts that Mayank Agarwal is likely to miss out on the chance to start due to a series of bad performances against Australia. This also means that, yet again India tries another new opening pair where Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma are expected to start.
India is pretty much undecided about whom they should try for their opening pair. They have tried numerous combinations but all to no avail. With every combination failing, India needs to get their opening duo sorted to avoid the maximum troubles which they may face in the upcoming series. Hanuma Vihari who has given some not-so-good yet solid and helpful performances down the order may still be believed in by the team management and he is also expected to get a start in the third test.
All in all, India needs to fully gear up and be on full throttle to line up against the returning David Warner and under-performing Steve Smith to save themselves from annihilation at the third test, which is ready to go Down Under from 7th January 2021.