IND vs AUS: Steve Smith will remain the captain

The tourists will hope that the same will be the case when they play India again for the final Test after Australia made their much anticipated comeback in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy defeating team India Indore in the third Test of the series.

The fourth Test will not have Pat Cummins as captain, according to the most recent development. The Australian skipper, who is currently with his gravely ill mother, ruled himself out of the third Test and will also be unavailable for the final game. After the second Test loss, he left for Australia. Steve Smith was selected to lead the team for the third Test, and it appears that he will do so again in the encounter against Ahmedabad.well.

Nonetheless, Cummins will lead Australia in the three-match ODI series starting on March 17, even if he won’t be playing in the fourth Test.

At the third Test victory in Ahmedabad, Australia will aim to repeat.
Australia staged a remarkable comeback in Indore after falling victim to team India’s dominance in the first two Test matches. With outstanding efforts by Matthew Kuhnemann and Nathan Lyon, India was bowled out for just 109 runs in the first innings.

Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne continued their stellar batting performances; the former hit 60 off 147 deliveries and assisted Australia in scoring 197 on the challenging Indore pitch. The hosts did get better in the second innings, as they were able tothanks to the tenacity of veteran hitter Cheteshwar Pujara, to score 163 runs.

Despite the progress, it was ultimately insufficient as Australia won the match after they successfully chased down the target with nine wickets remaining. Under Steve Smith’s direction, the squad appeared to be in good shape, and they will be hoping to repeat their success from Ahmedabad. India must win the fourth Test to qualify for the World Test Championship final, and the team lead by Rohit Sharma will try to play their best game on March 9.

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