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Border Gavaskar Trophy: 3rd Test Match Preview, Possible lineups, Pitch report, and Dream 11 Team Prediction

Rohit Sharma & Co will take on the Australian side for the 3rd Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy on 1st March at Holkar Stadium.

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The Indian Team is all set to take on the Australian side for the 3rd Test match and they would like to secure the series by winning it at all costs. On the other side, Australia would like to make a comeback but it will be so hard for them as their Skipper Pat Cummins is not available for family reasons. Steve Smith will lead the side in Pat Cummins' absence. Let's go through the match preview and everything about the 3rd Test of Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023.

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3rd Test Match Preview: Border Gavaskar Trophy

Match Details :

Match: India vs Australia – 3rd Test

Venue: Holkar Stadium, Indore

Date & Time: 1st March at 9:30 AM (IST)

Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report: Holkar Stadium, Indore

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Holkar Stadium, Indore
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The pitches at the Holkar Cricket Stadium are usually batting friendly in the short format, but like most venues in the sub-continent, they have assisted spin bowlers as the match progresses in Test. It is batting-friendly in the early days. The wicket has also an advantage for pacers from day one. Ashwin has a great record at the venue and will once again be a threat.

The teams can expect the game to go on till at least day 4 as it is a batting-friendly pitch. The average 1st innings total at this venue after 2 Tests is 353, which drops down to just 153 in the 4th innings. Any team batting last on this deck wouldn't want to chase anything over 150. 

Basic Stats

  • Total matches: 2
  • Matches won batting first: 1
  • Matches won bowling first: 1

Average Stats

  • Average 1st Inns scores: 353
  • Average 2nd Inns scores: 396
  • Average 3rd Inns scores: 214
  • Average 4th Inns scores: 153

Score Stats

  • Highest total recorded: 557/5 by IND vs NZ
  • Lowest total recorded: 150/10 by BAN vs IND

Head-to-Head Stats:

Matches Played (Test) 104
IND Won 32
AUS Won 43
Tied 1
Draw 28
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Last Played 17 February 2023

Possible Playing XI:

India:

  • Rohit Sharma (Capt)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Virat Kohli
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • KS Bharat (WK)
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Axar Patel
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Mohammed Siraj

Australia:

  • Travis Head
  • Usman Khawaja
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Steve Smith (Capt)
  • Cameron Green
  • Peter Handscomb (Wk)
  • Alex Carey
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Scott Boland
  • Nathan Lyon
  • Matt Kuhnemann

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