Can Aussies make a comeback as Watch India vs Australia 3rd Test 2013 Live Streaming 14-18 Mar 2013. Enjoy IND vs AUS Live Streaming of 3rd Test Match 2013 at Mohali. India vs Australia Third Test Match Live Stream Online Free HD will telecast on ESPN Star Cricket, Sky Sports HD and Star Sports official website. Live Streaming of India vs Australia 3rd Test Match Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 & Day 5 on 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 March 2013 with toss report, pitch conditions and weather updates.
Can Aussies make a comeback or India clinch the series is the question that is doing rounds in the thoughts of the cricket fans across both the nations. After losing the first two tests of the series, it would be very difficult task for any team to bounce back into the series. Playing away would only make the job tougher and can’t imagine the toughness with two of their premier players out of squad for the next game.
India vs Australia 3rd Test Live Streaming 2013
- Series: Border-Gavaskar Trophy
- Match: India vs Australia
- Venue: Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
- Date: 14,15,16,17,18 March 2013 (5-day match)
- Umpires: Aleem Dar & RA Kettleborough
Mohali Test between India and Australia will begin on Thursday, 14 March 2013 at 09:30 local time, 04:00 GMT.
|Date and Time||Match Details and Series|
Thu Mar 14 – Mon Mar 18
09:30 local | 04:00 GMT
3rd Test – India vs Australia
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali – Chandigarh
India vs Australia 3rd Test Match Preview
With Shane Watson, who is one of the only few batsmen in the team who can play spin well and James Pattinson, the only fast bowler who had a good show in the series, Usman Khawaja who might have replaced the underperforming Philip Hughes at number 3 and the experienced left arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson sacked from the squad with disciplinary action, captain Michael Clarke is left with only 13 players to select from and Matthew Wade is doubtful for the match due to ankle injury.
India: MS Dhoni*†, Sachin Tendulkar, V Kohli, R Ashwin, S Dhawan, AB Dinda, Harbhajan Singh, RA Jadeja, B Kumar, PP Ojha, CA Pujara, AM Rahane, I Sharma, M Vijay
Australia: MJ Clarke*, SR Watson, EJM Cowan, XJ Doherty, BJ Haddin†, MC Henriques, PJ Hughes, MG Johnson, UT Khawaja, NM Lyon, GJ Maxwell, JL Pattinson, PM Siddle, SPD Smith, MA Starc, MS Wade†, DA Warner
With Captain Clarke and Coach Arthur defending the move to sack the players from the third test, Watson has left to home just hours after knowing that he was sacked from the third test. They got the heads up from Australia’s team performance manager Pat Howard and it miffed up Shane Watson even more.
On the other hand, sacking four players who might well make the difference when the team is losing is a brave thing to do and not many cricket boards will allow the coach and captain to do this. This shows the importance the Australian team management gives to discipline.
With history at Mohali suggesting that quicks might get some help from the pitch, Clarke would think of going in with two fast bowlers in form of Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle and fast bowling allrounder Moises Henriques. They will definitely miss James Pattinson in the attack.
And if Matthew Wade can’t prove his fitness before the game, Brad Haddin will take over the gloves and this will give Clarke a benefit of playing a senior batsmen. There is a chance for Haddin in the team even if Matthew Wade is match fit as Haddin had good experience playing in India. In the absence of Shane Watson, Clarke is expected to move ahead in the order and Haddin can fit into the lineup.
With not a worthy performance from either of Xavier Doherthy or Glenn Maxwell, either of Steven Smith or Nathan Lyon can replace them. Maxwell, who is in the team as an all-rounder didn’t do much with the bat either.
Warner and Ed Cowan at the top had got good starts in the series but they failed to convert them into big scores which is expected from them. They showed some signs of form in the second test, but they are way back from their usual best. The team also needs a big innings from the young Philip Hughes who is considered as the best young batsmen in Australia after failing miserably against the spinners. Should note that he is yet to score a run against the Indian spinners in the series.
On the other hand, India after winning the first two matches of the four match series comprehensively, have excluded the underperforming Sehwag from the team. This is only change in the squad for the last two matches of the series. This is the move that is expected, but this will be definitely an advantage for the opposition. The metal impact that Sehwag creates on the opposition even though he is not in form, is almost impossible for any other player in the current generation.
With Sehwag not in the squad, either of Shikhar Dhawan or Ajinkya Rahane is expected to make a debut in the third test. Shikhar Dhawan is more likely to get the chance as the chief selector mentioned that Ajinkya Rahane is selected as the middle order option before the start of series. But we shouldn’t forget that Rahane started his career as an opener and was later drafted as number 3 for Mumbai. To me personally, I would like to see Ajinkya Rahane to be given the chance and I believe that he is no lesser in talent and can be in the elite group of Chetheswar Pujara and Virat Kohli. He has the most impressive first class record of all the current younger generation of cricketers.
Either of them will join Murali Vijay at the top of the lineup and hope to utilize the chance given to them. And after putting up a record partnership with Pujara in the second test, Murali Vijay will look to continue the good run and cement his place in the team. He has lots of talent and he just needs to keep his head cool and play the loose ones as he did in Hyderabad.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli have again shown what they are capable of and they would be expecting to continue their run for the rest of the series. Tendulkar who played a good knock in the first test in Chennai, missed in Hyderabad for a controversial decision from the umpires. He will be looking to be back in runs in Mohali.
Dhoni, who has moved up the order to number 6, have been in good touch and will be looking to continue his rare purple patch in the longest version of the game. Ravindra Jadeja, who failed to impress with the bat, has done enough to retain his place as left arm spinner in the team and is expected to play in the match with Ashwin and Harbhajan Singh being the other two spinners in the team.
Harbhajan, though failed in the first innings of the second test again, impressed in the second innings and got good feedback from the captain during the post-match presentation. He will be hoping to get an extended support from the captain to get back into the wickets.
With Bhuvaneswar Kumar doing what is expected from him perfectly in the second test, he will be a sure member in the playing eleven and would mostly play along with Ishant Sharma.
Ashok Dinda and Pragyan Ojha are again expected to warm the bench and bring in the water bottles to the players and should see at the toss who will be the third person to join them.
This should be a more interesting test match as Australia are battling with troubles both on and off the field and India trying to tighten the rope. Only thing Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the team should make sure is not let the momentum slip out of their hands and play to their strengths. See you again in couple of days as the match is going to start on 14th March.