Currently, in the Indian Team there are only 13 players available for selection in the next match other than that most of the players injured starting from Mohammad Shami , Umesh Yadav and two players Vihari (Hamstring ), Jadeja (Thumb Injury) who performed at their in their recent matches will be ruled out for the final test match which is going to be the Series Decider in Brisbane. Also there are some news from sources , Bumrah , Ashwin may ruled out due to injury for the fourth Test.
Who will replace these two players in the Fourth Test ?
Hanuma Vihari and Ravindra Jadeja both are brilliant batsmen to replace these two players team is not having the bunch of players in the bench since everyone was injured either Saha will replace Vihari to get the Team balance and will keep Wickets for the Fourth Test Match since Rishabh Pant was not fully fit with his elbow injury , Team management won’t take risk with Pant as an Wk-Batsman , he might play a pure batsman in the playing XI. For Ravindra Jadeja, there is no like for like replacement for this brilliant all-rounder, since they add Saha for Batting Depth they might choose with Natarajan or Shardul Thakur for the next Test Match if pitch demand for seaming condition, else there are some chance for left arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav may get into the Playing XI, since he had some good batting records in his First-Class career with an additional left arm bowling option , Australians might struggle with these kind different bowling combination.Mostly, the selection between Natarajan & Kuldeep depends on the pitch condition and captain’s decision on match Day.
What is Team Situation for the Series Decider?
Now luckily we have Rohit Sharma an experienced player back in the squad for the last two Test matches ,and also the form of promising youngster Shubman Gill gave a positive start in both the Innings of the third test match .Though,Indian Team did not have six prime players (Virat Kohli, Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav ,KL Rahul, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar) in their team , they were able to fight back against the mighty Aussies who had their best XI in their squad that shows the strength of the visitors and the right contender for the ICC Test Championship.
If Ashwin, Bumrah ready for the next Test Match Team will have the right balance and some how they manage to fight in the game . If both these players are unavailable it will be a one sided game for Australia. Since we already running out of options Shardul Thakur, Nattarajan , Kuldeep will replace these injured players. Mostly Team management wont risk Bumrah to play on fourth Test .
Probable Playing XI for Final Test Match:
Ajinkya Rahanae(captain), Rohit Sharma (vice -captain) , Shubmann Gill, Chateshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant , Wridhiman Saha (wk) ,Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Jaspirit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur/Thangarasu Natarajan .
Will the series victory decide the ICC Test Championship Finalist?
Yes, this was one of the most awaited series of ICC Test Championship , since both the top two teams were fighting for their Final two spots. If India won this series, there won’t be much headache to get the safer seat in Final , since we have a home series against England who were also one of the contenders for ICC Test Championship, since Team India have won all the home series for a decade and also with these kind of prime form in away test series added that Kohli , Pandya will likely to be back in the squad with the pitches like Chennai , Indore. Team India will easily win the series against England .So , If we retain the Border – Gavaskar Trophy there are some high chances that India vs Newzealand will play the Final ICC Test Championship at home of Cricket Lords.