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Team India has a real possibility of winning at the Gabba stadium: Brett Lee

By Bet Barter

January 14, 2021

Australian pacer Brett Lee presumes that the visitors have a reasonable possibility of winning the last game at Australia's fortress. After the Indian batsmen's historical resistance in the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, India can grab the series in the fourth Test.

However, it will not be an easy task for the Indians as the Australians have an excellent record in Brisbane. The men in blue have never managed a victory in a Test match at the iconic Gabba stadium. On the other end, the hosts haven't lost at the venue since 1988. Considering the injury distress in the Indian camp, the team will miss their marquee players' services. Nevertheless, Brett Lee believes that a win at the historic venue won't be a miracle for the Indian side.

India's pace trio Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma were the three frontline pacers in their winning campaign back in 2018. But all three and Umesh Yadav have been ruled out of the series with different injuries. Due to this, Mohammed Siraj will lead the bowling attack in Brisbane along with Navdeep Saini.

If Australia's opening batsmen are not fit, India can turn the tables: Brett Lee

The Australian team management declared that left-handed batsman Marcus Harris will replace an injured Will Pucovski. David Warner, who was also doubtful last match, has also retained his spot in the playing XI. The Australians are going to miss out on the left-right opening combination for the upcoming Test.

India displayed the ability to break the wall when they have their backs against it. However, with a less experience bowling unit, it can be a matter of concern for the Indian side. The fourth and final Test match kicks off on Friday.

A win or draw for the upcoming test visitors will guarantee that the Border-Gavaskar Trophy remains with India. On the other hand, if Australia wins, they will regain the trophy after a gap of six years. Australia started in brilliantly by bundling India out for 36 and winning the Test by eight wickets. However, the visitors bounced back and captured a win against the odds in Melbourne. In Sydney, Ajinkya Rahane and team battled through all odds and secured one of the most famous overseas draws in their history.

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