Kevin Pietersen insists India have a ‘great chance’ of beating Australia in the final Test decider on the Gabba – offering they can replicate their final-day heroics in Sydney.
India suffered an embarrassing defeat in the sequence opener in Adelaide as they had been bowled out for 36 – their lowest-ever Test rating.
Captain Virat Kohli left Australia after the primary Test to be on the delivery of his first little one however India had been nonetheless capable of bounce again in Melbourne, profitable the Boxing Day Test by eight wickets.
Australia seemed set to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match sequence in Sydney however India misplaced simply three wickets on the final day to defy the hosts and save the Test.
The draw means it’s all to play for in Brisbane – with Australia needing a victory to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Pietersen instructed Betway: ‘Everybody goes to look at the subsequent Test match in Brisbane. The hype across the match goes to be large.
‘I noticed loads of folks predicting 4-Zero to Australia in the beginning of the sequence, significantly with Virat Kohli solely taking part in in the primary match, however India have put themselves in a place to safe a well-known sequence win.
‘The finest method for India to close Australia up is to beat them.
‘We did that on a couple of occasions and it’s fairly extraordinary how shortly the media activate their very own gamers when they begin to lose.
‘There’s no person who will really feel the strain greater than Tim Paine and a few others if India win.
‘It’s going to be powerful as a result of the Gabba wicket is a bouncy observe that can swimsuit the Aussies’ tempo assault.
‘But India showed a lot of courage on the final day at Sydney and more of the same would give them a great chance.’
India have endured a troublesome tour with accidents and Ravindra Jadeja has been dominated out of the sequence decider after injuring his thumb.
Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and spinner Ravi Ashwin are additionally doubts for Brisbane, whereas Australia shall be with out the injured Will Pucovski, who made his Test debut in the third Test.
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