Things do not look too good for the Aussies as Michael Clarke got injured and he might not take the field for the final Test match. If it does happen, it would be a huge loss for the Australians as he is the only Aussie batsman who has looked good scoring 286 runs in the series so far. His absence might give Shane Watson a chance to lead the Australian side, who is eligible for selection after being dropped from the third Test match at Mohali.
Indian side, leading 3-0, is in contrasting form, and they cannot take a wrong step. The Indian squad presently comprises in-form players with both the bat and the ball. Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Murli Vijay and MS Dhoni have all shone with the bat in the series. In the bowling department, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been efficient with the red cherry. A similar kind of performance is expected from the Indian players at Kotla.
The only bad news for the Indian team is the injury to the Man of the Match recipient in the last Test match, Shikhar Dhawan. The left hander has been replaced by another left hander, Suresh Raina. This might open up the doors for Ajinkya Rahane to open the innings with Murli Vijay. It could be a right time to unleash the player in the series with India having won the series. Rahane deserves his chance, as he has been one of the best performers in the domestic circuit with an average of above 60.
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