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IND vs AUS Sydney Test 2015: Live streaming, teams, preview

The final test of Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2014-15 has been scheduled to play from 6 January at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. Australia vs India 4th test match is going to start at 10:30 local time, 5:00 IST and 23:30 GMT in SCG. Australian cricket team has already won this Commonwealth Bank Series by 2-0 with third test match ended at draw. Indian cricket team will be playing this match for the pride.

India vs Australia 4th test 2014-15 Sydney Cricket Ground.

Match details

Series: Commonwealth Bank series 2014-15

Match: 4th Test

Date: 6 to 10 January

Fixture: Australia vs India

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Time: 10:30 local, 5:00 IST

Preview

The whole Border-Gavaskar Trophy has been full with excitement and some great cricketing spirit. Though Australia has clinched the trophy but Indian team is not out of the series at any moment. In played all previous three tests of series India played well and was near to win the match in some stages of the game. But unfortunately team couldn’t touch the winning rope.

Australia will be eager to win this Sydney test match and clinch the Commonwealth Bank series by 3-0. They have played good cricket throughout the series and performed well at the key moments of game where Indian team failed to capitalize. Both Australia and India will be looking to start new year with a win in the final test match at SCG.

Teams

India

In the new year Indian test cricket team will be playing first test of 2015 under new captaincy of Virat Kohli. After MS Dhoni’s retirement from test cricket he has been appointed India’s test captain. Its going to be crucial for Kohli and team India that how they perform under new environment. Dhoni was a cool captain whereas Virat is known for his aggressiveness. This big question in front of Kohli is that will he be able to control his aggression while captaining the side. Can he perform well under the captaincy’s extra pressure?

Well the answers of these questions will come when the match begins. In the first test of series Virat Kohli captained the side and he performed well. He scored hundreds in the both innings of match. Wriddhiman Saha will be playing the fourth test match as wicket-keeper batsman or may be team management can give chance to Naman Ojha. Suresh Raina is expected to play at the place of KL Rahul in Sydney test. Let’s have a look at the possible Indian playing XI for match.

India’s expected playing 11

  1. Shikhar Dhawan
  2. Murali Vijay
  3. Cheteshwar Pujara
  4. Virat Kohli (Captain)
  5. Ajinkya Rahane
  6. Suresh Raina
  7. Wriddhiman Saha
  8. Ravichandran Ashwin
  9. Mohammad Shami
  10. Ishant Sharma
  11. Umesh Yadav

Australia

Steven Smith has done good captaincy in last two matches when Clarke got injury. He will be leading Australian playing XI again in Sydney test. One of the biggest setbacks for Australia team is that fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been ruled out from the final test. He has got hamstring and he is not hundred percent fit to play the match. It is expected that Mitchell Starc or Peter Siddle may replace him in Sydney test against India.

Ashton Agar can also make his debut for Australia on 6th January. He may replace Joe Burns in the final Xi as he is an all-rounder. Former Australian cricketers have praised about him already. Burns was failed in his debut test at MCG. So Australia may replace him. Let’s have a look at the possible Australian test playing XI for 4th test.

Australia’s expected playing 11

  1. Chris Rogers
  2. David Warner
  3. Shane Watson
  4. Steven Smith (Captain)
  5. Shaun Marsh
  6. Brad Haddin
  7. Ashton Agar
  8. Mitchell Starc
  9. Josh Hazlewood
  10. Nathan Lyon
  11. Ryan Harris

Live Streaming

The live telecast of India vs Australia Sydney test can be watched on Star Sport network. The live streaming of fourth test match can be enjoyed at starsports.com.

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