Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen believes the pressure will be on the hosts in Brisbane's fourth and final Test match. Many cricket experts expected them to cakewalk the on-going Border-Gavaskar series. The veteran England batsman opines that the visitors have an excellent opportunity to win the Brisbane Test. The batsman further stated that the men in blue could only manage to win if they showed similar courage at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The Indian cricket team have been receiving injury blows right from the start of the tour. Recently, both Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin also suffered injuries. The duo has failed to make the playing XI for the Brisbane Test. However, Pietersen believes the men in blue have put themselves in a great position to achieve something special in the series.
Kevin Pietersen thinks Tim Paine will once again confront the Indian side
The former cricketer feels Tim Paine's apology is insignificant as the team are likely to get into altercations with the visitors again if things get heated. The Australian wicket-keeper batsman, Tim Paine publicly apologized for his offensive comments on Ravichandran Ashwin during the Sydney Test.
In the third Test match, Tim Paine was caught on the stump mic sledging Ashwin. The video went viral on various social media platforms, and various cricket fans blistered him. After which, the wicketkeeper-batsman apologized for his misconduct in a press conference.
The Indian side fought hard to save the third Test at Sydney Cricket Ground. The side played out 131 overs in the final innings. Although Australia has more chances of winning at the Gabba Test, Ajinkya Rahane's team have already proved that they can compete with the hosts, even with limited resources.
Marnus Labuschagne and Matthew Wade have stabled Australia's innings against India on Day 1.
Tim Paine won the toss and elected to bat first in the final match against India. With the decision of batting first Australia are currently 172 for 3. Australia's middle-order batsmen Marnus Labuschagne and Matthew Wade have stabled Australia's innings against India on Day 1.
Washington Sundar took the crucial wicket of Steve Smith and David Warner was dismissed by Mohammed Siraj. Shardul Thakur was the other wicket-taker getting the vital wicket of opener Marcus Harris. T Natarajan and Washington Sundar made their Test debuts for the Indian side.