Australia vs India 3rd Test Match Prediction

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338/10 & 312/6
3.20 & 3.59
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244/10 & 334/5
2.42 & 2.55
Jan 06, 202123:30
Sydney Cricket Ground - Sydney, Australia
Match drawn
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AUS vs IND Today Match Prediction

India To Win the Match, 4.00
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  • India has dominated Australia for all but one session in this test series so far
  • Australia’s batting lineup is just too good to fail repeatedly and the return of David Warner could be the spark that gets it going
  • The spin duo of Ashwin and Jadeja could be lethal on a wearing Sydney wicket
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  • TournamentAustralia vs India 2020
  • DateJan 06, 2021
  • FormatTest
  • VenueSydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
  • Time23:30
  • WeatherFew Clouds, 59% Humidity, 23.77℃

AUS vs IND Live Score

  • Toss: Australia (Batting)
  • Man of the Match: Steven Smith

Australia Inning 2

Marnus Labuschagne 73 118 9 0 61.86
Steven Smith 81 167 8 1 48.50
William Pucovski 10 16 2 0 62.50
Matthew Wade 4 11 1 0 36.36
Cameron Green 84 132 8 4 63.64
Tim Paine 39 52 6 0 75.00
David Warner 13 29 1 0 44.83
M Siraj 25.0 5 90 1 3.60
Ravichandran Ashwin 25.0 1 95 2 3.80
JJ Bumrah 21.0 4 68 1 3.24
NA Saini 16.0 2 54 2 3.38

India Inning 2

Shubman Gill 31 64 4 0 48.44
Ravichandran Ashwin 39 128 7 0 30.47
Cheteshwar Pujara 77 205 12 0 37.56
Ajinkya Rahane 4 18 0 0 22.22
H Vihari 23 161 4 0 14.29
Rishabh Pant 97 118 12 3 82.20
Rohit Sharma 52 98 5 1 53.06
Marnus Labuschagne 4.0 2 9 0 2.25
Pat Cummins 26.0 6 72 1 2.77
Cameron Green 7.0 0 31 0 4.43
Mitchell Starc 22.0 6 66 0 3.00
Nathan Lyon 46.0 17 114 2 2.48
Josh Hazlewood 26.0 12 39 2 1.50

Australia Inning 1

Marnus Labuschagne 91 196 11 0 46.43
Steven Smith 131 226 16 0 57.96
William Pucovski 62 110 4 0 56.36
Pat Cummins 0 13 0 0 0.00
Matthew Wade 13 16 2 0 81.25
Cameron Green 0 21 0 0 0.00
Tim Paine 1 10 0 0 10.00
Mitchell Starc 24 30 2 1 80.00
Nathan Lyon 0 3 0 0 0.00
David Warner 5 8 0 0 62.50
Josh Hazlewood 1 6 0 0 16.67
M Siraj 25.0 4 67 1 2.68
Ravichandran Ashwin 24.0 1 74 0 3.08
Ravindra Jadeja 18.0 3 62 4 3.44
JJ Bumrah 25.4 7 66 2 2.57
NA Saini 13.0 0 65 2 5.00

India Inning 1

M Siraj 6 10 1 0 60.00
Shubman Gill 50 101 8 0 49.50
Ravichandran Ashwin 10 15 2 0 66.67
Cheteshwar Pujara 50 176 5 0 28.41
Ajinkya Rahane 22 70 1 1 31.43
H Vihari 4 38 0 0 10.53
Ravindra Jadeja 28 37 5 0 75.68
JJ Bumrah 0 2 0 0 0.00
Rishabh Pant 36 67 4 0 53.73
Rohit Sharma 26 77 3 1 33.77
NA Saini 3 13 0 0 23.08
Marnus Labuschagne 3.0 0 11 0 3.67
Pat Cummins 21.4 10 29 4 1.34
Cameron Green 5.0 2 11 0 2.20
Mitchell Starc 19.0 7 61 1 3.21
Nathan Lyon 31.0 8 87 0 2.81
Josh Hazlewood 21.0 10 43 2 2.05

AUS vs IND Match & Analysis

Australia vs India Test Series 2020-21 has been remarkable so far. India has actually dominated most of the proceedings but lost the first test match after the world batting collapse in its history. A turnaround victory in Melbourne sees the series locked at 1-1 and everything to play for.

We now move to Sydney, where the Australians were lucky to avoid a defeat in the previous tour thanks to the rain. There is some more rain around in this test, although, the forecast seems to have improved over the last few days.

The Aussies will be keen to win or at least avoid a defeat in this match before heading to their stronghold at the Gabba. India, on the other hand, will want to make the most of the conditions and try to take a series lead.

Some very interesting team changes lie ahead in this test match as well. Of, and did we mention that crucial WTC points are up for grabs that could decide the fate of both teams?

Australia vs India 3rd Test Match 2021 is going to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney starting on the 7th of January 2021.

AUS vs IND Team Previews


Australia is lucky to be coming to this test match with a scoreline of 1-1 and the home team knows that. It has a highest score of 200 after three completed innings and that is just not good enough to win matches.

This is why Joe Burns has been dropped and David Warner has been added to the squad even though he might not be fully fit. The presence of David Warner cannot be underestimated. He is a beat in home conditions and is one of the pillars of Australian batting.

With Steve Smith having a rough time up until now, the pressure on Warner to perform is going to be immense. We expect him to the lineup for this match but there is still a small chance that Will Pucovsky gets a call-up instead.

In either case, India is going to have a new opening combination to aim at. It will be interesting to see if Matthew Wade continues to open or is moved down the order as both Will Pucovsky and David Warner could be available for this match.

Australia’s batting is going through a tough time and it needs Steve Smith to fire desperately. Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Cameron Green, and Tim Paine are all guilty of getting starts but not converting them into bigger scores. A total of two individual fifties for the home team shows the kind of pressure they are under.

The Australians have also been criticized for not showing enough intent while batting and so expect them to take a more aggressive approach against the Indian bowlers this time around.

Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins have to play a central role in the bowling department. They are the best suited to make use of a pitch that could be a bit slow and show some wear and tear. Mitchell Starc has been good with the new ball but average afterward while Josh Hazelwood is always probing.

Australia’s bowling attack is quality, no doubt but the Indians have shown it is not unplayable.

Australia Playing 11

David Warner, William Pucovski, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Michael Lyon, JR Hazlewood.


India is not a happy touring team right now. It has been caught up in a needless controversy regarding breaking COVID-19 protocols, they are not happy about being confined to their rooms when the city is moving about freely, and they feel that the Australian media is up to its old tricks.

India tends to respond well when it feels it is being cornered and we are sure these incidents are going to be used as motivation. Expect a lot more hostility on the field between the teams as well.

As far as the team setup goes, two changes are confirmed for the next match. Umesh Yadav has been injured and so he is going to need to be replaced while Rohit Sharma is immediately going to walk into the team as well.

The question now is whether India will make an additional change by bringing in KL Rahul as well.

We could easily see a lineup where KL Rahul opens with Gill, followed by Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, and Rohit Sharma. Rishab Pant and Ravindra Jadeja are both more than capable down the order as well.

We think this is the way that India is going to go although Rohit Sharma could open the batting and Hanuma Vihari could keep his place as well.

Sydney is a place where the Indian bowlers will enjoy bowling. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj will get some reverse swing while Ashwin and Jadeja will get spin. We also think that INdia is going to include the left-armer Natarajan in the playing eleven in place of Umesh Yadav.

India’s bowling attack has been all over Australia so far and expect them to be full of confidence when they take on Australia in Sydney as well.

India Playing 11

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, H Vihari, RR Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, JJ Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, NA Saini.

AUS vs IND Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first. That should be seen as a big advantage as batting fourth is not going to be easy on a wearing Sydney pitch. The spinners, in particular, are going to benefit from bowling last.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

There has been a lot of rain around in Sydney and there are some showers expected on the opening day as well. After that, however, the forecast improves and we should be able to get most of the overs in every day.

Rain in the lead up to the test match is going to affect the amount of time the pitch can be left uncovered. This means a slower than usual surface could be on offer and one that may break up a bit sooner.

That may be something that accelerates this test match and plays into the hands of the visitors.

AUS vs IND Betting Tips

It is going to take something special for India to win this match but we think they have what it takes. Sydney is the one place where the conditions favor India more than Australia. The current dominance of the Indian attack over the Australian batsmen is something that must be taken into account as well.

The addition of Rohit Sharma and possibly KL Rahul to the batting lineup is going to be a huge bonus too.

Bet on India to win and hedge with the draw if the weather forecast changes.

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We think this is a relatively safe bet with some excellent odds on offer. There are two brilliant sets of batsmen taking part in this match and you would count on at least one of them reaching triple figures.

Australia’s batsmen have been underwhelming in the series so far but that does not make them bad batsmen. Take a punt on this and we think you are going to get paid!

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    David Warner Total Runs 1st Innings

    Under 35.5 ($1.83)


The Bull is returning from an injury and is unlikely to be 100% fit even if he does play. He is going to be up against Jsaprit Bumrah, who is not going to give him any respite. Even the other Indian fast bowlers are accurate and will test David Warner.

We think the score for the O/U is a bit high but that is because David Warner is such a dominant force in Australia. Take advantage and bet Under.

Today Match Prediction

India To Win the Match, 4.00

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