India vs Australia 4th test, Brisbane Weather forecast: Australia have not lost a test cricket match to Gabba since 1988. India has never won a test match at the Brisbane venue. Some say it is a stronghold for Australian cricket. Others have dubbed him the Gabbatoir, a familiar reference to the separating home team. With the Border-Gavaskar series tied 1-1, it all depends on the last game starting on Friday. An injured Indian team is determined to make history.
Both teams suffered injuries and spent months in quarantine or under travel and accommodation restrictions. The Indian team was beaten, bruised and, during the third test in Sydney, verbally insulted. The third Test was temporarily halted last Sunday and six men were sent off from Sydney Cricket Ground after Indian paceman Mohammed Siraj complained to referees about comments from the crowd.
Jasprit Bumrah would not be available for the fourth test after sustaining an abdominal injury. Experienced activists Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are already missing the bowling attack in India. Ravindra Jadeja, a versatile spin-bowling player, has previously been ruled out after undergoing thumb surgery after the third test.
Ashwin had a sore back and Vihari had hamstring strain throughout their undefeated partnership on Monday and recovered.
Australia had to deal with its own injury issues, with Marcus Harris replacing Will Pucovski (shoulder) leading the batting order.
Brisbane is expected to experience intermittent rain for the first three days of the crucial test match, which is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, according to AccuWeather. There is a 50 percent chance that rain will fall in the last two days of the 4th test.
India was largely beaten in the first test in Adelaide last month before skipper Virat Kohli returned to India to be with his wife, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, for the birth of the couple’s first child. Kohli announced Monday evening that their baby girl was born. India won the second test in Melbourne by eight wickets under the guidance of alternate captain Rahane and got the psychological best of the draw in Sydney.