AUSTRALIA v INDIA 4TH TEST: TIPS & SELECTIONS
India lead the series 2-1 heading into the 4th and final test at the SCG in Sydney.
The tourists are bidding to win a first-ever series Down Under and just need to avoid defeat in Sydney to do so. For Australia the scenario is simple: win the fourth test to save the series.
We pick out some of the players you should have in your selections for the 4th Test and our seven-man line-up.
Jasprit Bumrah ($16,100)
Jasprit Bumrah has definitely been the pick off the Indian quick bowlers throughout the series with 20 wickets across the three games. Despite the SCG track normally favouring slower bowlers, he collect plenty of points once again. He has shown relentless control and a knack of picking wickets at crucial times. He is the biggest threat in this Indian line-up.
Travis Head ($9,800)
With 217 runs in the series, Travis Head has been Australia’s best batsman. He has excelled in the middle order, scoring two fifties in a misfiring side while others around him have struggled for consistency. Head is exceptional value to add to your team with the possibility he will tweak a few overs of spin if the Sydney track is a turning one.
Nathan Lyon ($18,300)
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon leads the way with wickets for Australia is the series with 20 to his name. Lyon has actually won the battle of the spinners in the series so far and he will relish the conditions in Sydney. He should be among the wickets once again and key to Australia’s chances of saving the series.
Cheteshwar Pujara ($18,700)
Along with Indian captain Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara has been the pick of the batsman for the tourists. He has dominated the Australian bowling attack in amassing a series high of 328 runs. Finding a way to stop him is Australia’s chance of saving the series, but Pujara looks in sublime form.
Bat: Travis Head ($9,800)
Bat: Cheteshwar Pujara ($18,700)
Bat: Ravichandran Ashwin ($14,000)
Bat: Mayank Agarwal ($12,400)
Bowl: Jasprit Bumrah ($16,100)
Bowl: Mohammed Shami ($10,400)
Bowl: Nathan Lyon ($18,300)
CRICKET SCORING SYSTEM
Run Scored = 1 point
Six Hit = 4 points
Duck = -10 points
50 Run Bonus = 10 points
100 Run Bonus = 30 points
Strike Rate Bonus >=100% to <=120%1 Run = 0.25 points
Strike Rate Bonus >120%1 Run = 0.50 points
Wicket = 20 points
Maiden Over = 4 points
Wide / No Ball = -1 point
3 Wicket Bonus = 10 points
5 Wicket Bonus = 30 points
Economy Rate Bonus <=3.0 Each Ball = 1 point
Economy Rate Bonus >3.0 to <=4.0 Each Ball = 0.5 points
Catch = 10 points
Runout = 10 points
Stumped by Keeper = 10 points
Note: Points will only be awarded to a player for the highest run and wicket bonus category achieved.