Australia won the series by 3-1 in the five-match test series.

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India and Australia will lock horns for the final time in the five-match test series on 4th December, Sunday. Australia has already won the series although India could manage to win just one game in the series it was a big one for the men in blue. India won a game against the Kookaburras for the first time since 2016 but not enough to win the series. India was once again battered by the Australian attack as the game ended 5-1.

Schedule

3rd December 2022 – 11:00 AM IST

Players to Watch

India

Akashdeep Singh

Akashdeep Singh has been one of the bright stars for India in this series having scored a hat trick in the first game itself. He was then made to rest in the second match but came back into the third match with great confidence. Singh scored the winning goal for India in the last minute of the match thereby breaking the 12-match unbeaten held by Australia. He has good support from Mandeep Singh who provided a crucial assist in the last game.

Australia

Tom Craig

Tom Craig has been in good touch since the start of the series and is Australia’s main forward going ahead. Craig has been out of action for quite some time due to injuries and needs to look after himself with the world cup just a month ahead. With Glovers injured Craig would take up additional responsibility.

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India Squad

Harmanpreet Singh (c), Amit Rohidas (v/c), Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Jugraj Singh, Mandeep Mor, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Varun Kumar, Sumit, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Shamsher Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Rajkumar Pal, Mohd Raheel Mouseen, Akashdeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Abhishek, Dilpreet Singh, Sukhjeet Singh.

Australia Squad

Jacob Anderson, Daniel Beale, Josh Beltz, Andrew Charter, James Collins, Tom Craig, Matthew Dawson, Johan Durst, Nathan Ephraums, Blake Govers, Jake Harvie, Jeremy Hayward, Tim Howard, Dylan Martin, Eddie Ockenden, Flynn Ogilvie, Ben Rennie, Lachlan Sharp, Jack Welch, Jake Whetton, Tom Wickham, Ky Willott, Aran Zalewski.

Prediction

India and Australia were cautious in the defence in the last encounter with India showing good consistency in the defence. Colin Batch’s side will come back harder after the loss in the third game and with Grover injured the coach has to rethink the strategy if the former is not available. India coach Graham Reid will be satisfied with the effort put in by the Indian side and now needs to work more on the secondary penalty corner specialist.

Prediction 

Australia 4 – 3 India

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