The Gabba in Brisbane will be hosting the fourth and the final Test match of India's tour of Down Under from January 15, Friday.
I am not even sure if India will actually have a playing XI by the time they take the field on Friday morning at The Gabba in Brisbane. A flurry of injuries have left this Indian contingent depleted ahead of their last Test match of the series as well as the tour. India will be without the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and they are also likely to miss the presence of Hanuma Vihari, Ravichandran Ashwin and Rishabh Pant too. After a stellar show with the bat Ashwin and Vihari have become stars of this Indian batting lineup. The way India showcased their guts and gumption in the third Test match at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground, it is nothing less than commendable. We all are looking forward to this final game of the series but you guys are likely to only care about the cash which you are going to make from this. Don't fret as I have already assorted three of the best player markets for you to be tot on:
Little did a young Shubman Gill know that the weight of the responsibilities on his shoulder would increase to such proportions just after his second Test of his career. With the absence of frontline batters like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul in this Indian batting lineup, Gill had to step up and bring out his A game and he has somehow done that. He has gotten the starts but he has not converted them into big ones and I feel it is just a matter of time. In just two Test matches in his career so far, Gll has notched up 161 runs at an average of 53.66 already. Gill has had a stellar First-Class career before getting called up for the Indian Test outfit as he has 2431 runs against his name in just 25 matches at an astounding average of 67.52 including 7 hundreds and 12 fifties. His last four scores - 45, 35*, 50, 31 - show that he has scored north of 26 runs in every single innings he has played in his Test career so far and all of those have been achieved in this ongoing series against Australia itself. Sportsbet.io is offering odds of 1.85 for Gill to score at least 26 runs in the first innings of The Gabba Test and we all are aware of what a talent he is!
To be honest, I feel Marnus Labuschagne is one of the batting greats right now and he is going to make it big particularly in the longest format of the game. While I pick safer odds for other players so that you can fill your wallets easily, here's one market that looks a little risky but is safer than the ordinary odds as well. Labuschagne is the leading run scorer of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy with 293 runs at an average of 48.83 and he has 2 half centuries in six innings already. He is also the highest run getter in the ICC World Test Championship with 1542 runs at an outstanding average of 73.42 including 4 centuries and 9 fifties. Labuschagne averages 73.22 while playing on the Australian soil and his career average is just a little above 60.0. He has played two Tests at The Gabba and has racked up 266 runs at a jaw-dropping average of 133.0 including one hundred and one fifty in the two innings he has played at this venue. While batting at number three position in the lineup, Labuschagne averages a whopping 71.94. With Sportsbet.io offering odds of 2.40 for Marnus Labuschagne to score a fifty, I don't think you should be missing out on this bet!
India will walk into this fourth and final Test of the series with a lot of uncertainty as they have been plagued with injuries. That would mean the vice-captain of the side, Rohit Sharma will have a major role to play in this Test match particularly with his piece of willow. Sharma has recently been a regular face in the Indian Test outfit since the last couple of years and why won't he be! In the 2019-20 season, Sharma racked up 556 runs at an average of 92.66 in just five matches. His career average is 46.22 and has 2219 runs against his name after 33 Test matches. The Hitman has already scored a half century in the second innings of the Sydney Test and he is looking so much better and confident with the bat than before. In the ICC World Test Championship, Rohit Sharma has featured in 6 Tests and has managed to notch up 634 runs at a jaw-dropping average of 79.25. Sportsbet.io is generous enough to offer odds of 1.85 for Rohit Sharma to score 26 runs in the first innings and it should be a walk in the park for the Hitman!
Shubman Gill to score over 25.5 runs - @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Marnus Labuschagne to score a fifty in the first innings - @ 2.40 (Sportsbet.io)
Rohit Sharma to score over 26.5 runs - @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)