Australia vs India 3rd Test Match Prediction

  • Jan 07, 2021
  • 05:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Sydney Cricket Ground - Sydney, Australia
2021-01-07 05:00:00
Australia AUS Australia
India IND India

Betting Tips

  • With David Warner back, Australian batting looks more balanced and we expect them perform much better in this match.
  • With Umesh Yadav injured, India have a fairly inexperienced pace attack. Both the other pacers apart from Bumrah will be playing their first game at Sydney
  • Rohit Sharma will be back at the top for India which will boost their batting strength.

Our Pick Australia are favorires to win

Posted On 6th January 2021 01:14:47
Posted by Kavin

AUS vs IND 3rd Test, Prediction & Betting Tips

After an impressive win at Adelaide, Australia were shell shocked by a determined Indian team at Melbourne.

With series tied at 1-1, both teams would want to leave no stone unturned to win this match and get themselves to a position from where they can't lose the series.

Both India and Australia have plenty to sort out before the match gets underway on 7th January at the Sydney Cricket Stadium at 10:0 AM local time.  

One thing is evident from the two matches of the series that if Steve Smith won't score runs for Australia, they're going to struggle. 

It's not that their batting vows are new to them. They have been struggling with their batting for a long time now.

 One can't expect Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne to perform in every match and once they fail, Australia's performance have been below par.   

The return of David Warner will be a massive respite for Australia but the fact that they've failed to cross 200 even once in the series must be very concerning for the fans. 

Sydney is a wicket that offers enough assistance to the spinners and the kind of form Ravi Ashwin is in, there'll be few alarm bells ringing in the Australian camp.

The bowling was always going to be brilliant from Australia and all the bowlers are playing their roles to perfection. 

Australia need to show some character, exactly the way India showed at Melbourne.

India will be very happy with their performance in the last match. They brought in Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja and Shubhman Gill in Melbourne and all of them delivered pretty decent performance.

Ajinkya Rahane led from the front and scored a brilliant hundred. Yes, Cheteshwar Pujara hasn't scored much but Sydney is a wicket we think he'll enjoy batting. Rohit Sharma will be back for the third Test which will further boost the batting. 

India lost Mohammed Shami for the second Test and now they've lost Umesh Yadav as well. They'll now go in with a pretty inexperienced pace attack which gives Australia a slight edge in the match. 

AUS vs IND Live Streaming

India tour Australia can be watched live on Sony SIX, Sony TEN 1 and Sony TEN 3 in India. National broadcaster Doordarshan will also telecast the ODI and T-20 series from the tour.

Live Streaming  - You can enjoy this enthralling series on SonyLiv app along with Airtel Stream and Jio TV platform

AUS vs IND Toss Prediction

Win the toss, bat first - It's a pretty straight forward call at Sydney

Weather Report

Few showers are expected in all 5 days of the match

Pitch Report

The surface offered will be flat, pretty good for batting. The ball will start turning from Day 4 and 5 which will make chasing very difficult.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Australia vs India 3rd Test

Australia Team News & Playing 11

AUS Team News

Australia dropped Joe Burns and brought in David Warner for the third Test. He'll be back at the top for Australia. Also Tim Paine has hinted that Will Pucovski might also feature in the playing XI

AUS Key Players

  • Steve Smith - Steve Smith hasn't scored much runs in the series but he's a class batsman and we expect him to perform better in the next match.
  • Marnus Labuschagne - Marnus Labuschagne looked good in the brief knock of 48 in the second inning of the Melbourne Test. It's very strange to him and Smith fail consistently but on a batting friendly Sydney wicket, both of them can backed to come good
  • Pat Cummins - All of the Australian bowlers have been brilliant but Pat Cummins has been the standout performer. He’ll once against Test the Indian batting.

AUS Team Form 

After thrashing India at Adelaide, Australia went down to the visitors in a humiliating loss at Melbourne 

Australia Predicted Playing 11

Matthew Wade David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood 

India Team News & Playing 11

IND Team News

For India Rohit Sharma will be back at the top. KL Rahul got injured ahead of the match and he’s been ruled out from the series. Same is the case with Umesh Yadav. One of Navdeep Saini or T Natarajan will make their Test debut tomorrow. 

IND Key Players

  • Ajinkya Rahane - Carrying on his good form in Australia, Rahane smashed a breath taking hundred to take India to a famous win in Melbourne. We expect him to come good with the bat in Sydney as well. 
  • Chetshwar Pujara - Cheteshwar Pujara was the man of the series the last time India toured Australia. This series hasn’t quite gone his way. In Sydney India will need his ace batsmen to perform well. 
  • Jasprit Bumrah - As the most experienced Indian pacer, Bumrah will have a huge responsibility on his shoulders. He’s been in good form and will be the biggest threat for the Australian batsmen along with Ravi Ashwin 

IND Team Form 

India showed great courage and picked up a famous 8 wicket win over the hosts in Melbourne. Earlier, they suffered a humiliating defeat in the first Test of the series.

India Predicted Playing 11

Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (c), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj 

Australia vs India Team Form in Last Five Matches



AUS vs IND Head to Head

India have struggled against Australia in Tests but they’ll be high on confidence after a famous win in Melbourne.

AUS vs IND Head to Head Stats in Tests

Matches Played AUS Won IND Won Tie Draw
100 43 29 1 27

Australia vs India Betting Odds

Australia Bet365 Odds

  • AUS to win the match:  Australia are 1.66 to win with Bet365
  • AUS top batsman: Steven Smith at 3.20 is the best Australia batsman. You can also place your bet on Marnus Labuschagne at 3.6, David Warner at 3.75, and Matthew Wade at 6.00
  • AUS top team bowler: Pat Cummins at 3.4 and Josh Hazlewood at 3.75 are their top bowlers. Other bowlers that can be backed are Mitchell Starc at 3.75, Nathan Lyon at 4.00 and Sean Abbott at 6.00

India Bet365 Odds

  • IND to win the match: India are 3.50 to win with Bet 365
  • IND top team batsman: Cheteshwar Pujara at 3.25 is the top Indian batsmen along with Ajinkya Rahane at 4.5, Shubhman Gill at 5.0 and Rohit Sharma at 5.0
  • IND top team bowler : At 3.0, Jasprit Bumrah can be backed as the best Indian bowler along with Ravichandran Ahswin at 3.75, Ravindra Jadeja at 5.0 and Mohammed Siraj at 6.0.  

Australia Betway Odds

  • AUS to win the match: Australia are 1.61 to win with Betway
  • AUS top team batsman : Steve Smith at 3.20 is the top batsmen for Australia, followed by Marnus Labuschagne at 4.5, David Warner at 4.25, and Matthew Wade at 7.0.
  • AUS top team bowler: Pat Cumming at 3.0, Mitchell Starc at 3.5, Josh Hazelwood at 3.5 and Nathan Lyon at 4.0 are their best bowlers

India Betway Odds

  • IND to win the match: India are 5.5 to win with Betway
  • IND top team batsman: Cheteshwar Pujara at 4.25 is the best Indian batsmen along with Ajinkya Rahane at 4.75, Rohit Sharma at 4.50 and Shubhman Gill at 5.00
  • IND top team bowler: Jasprit Bumrah at 3.00 and Mohammed Siraj at 3.75, are India’s top bowlers. You can also place your bet on Ravi Ashwin at 4.25 and Navdeep Saini at 4.33

Australia vs India Prediction

Looking at India we believe that they have a weak bowling attack. Apart from Bumrah, the other two pacers will be playing their first game at Sydney thus will need some time to adjust to the line and length of the wicket.  Also, With Warner back, Australian batting is expected to perform better. We’d stick with Australia as the winner of this match.

Final Verdict

Australia to beat India at 1.66 at Bet365 and 1.61 at Betway

AUS vs IND Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Rishabh Pant at 8.5 is a good choice from this section. Pant looked good in a quick fiery knock in Melbourne. India will hope that he can play a big inning at Sydney   

  • Batsmen

    Steve Smith at 10.0 , Marnus Labuschagne at 9.0,  Cheteshwar Pujara at 9.5 and Ajinkya Rahane at 9.5 will form a strong batting order. 
    Rahane scored a magnificent hundred in the last match and is in very good form. Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Cheteshwar Pujara hasn’t scored much in the series but all are great batsmen and will enjoy batting in Sydney 

  • All-rounders

    Ravi Ashwin at 9.5, Ravindra Jadeja at 9.0 and Chris Green at 8.0 are the all rounders of our team. Jadeja had a fabulous all round match at Melbourne while Ashwin is having a dream series with the ball. Chris Green also batted well in the second inning of the Melbourne Test. 

  • Bowlers

    Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood at 9.0 form a quality pace attack. All the above pacers are having a brilliant series with the ball. 

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Steve Smith is our preferred choice for captain while Ajinkya Rahane can be backed as his deputy.

AUS vs IND Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Ajinkya Rahane(vc), Steve Smith(c), Cheteshwar Pujara, Marnus Labuschagne

  • All Rounder:Ravi Ashwin, Chris Green, Ravindra Jadeja

  • Wicket Keeper:Rishabh Pant

  • Bowler:Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood

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