India’s injury woes and Australia’s formidable record at Gabba will give the host an upper-hand in the series-deciding fourth and final Test in Brisbane, reckons former skipper Ricky Ponting.

The Indian batting unit displayed tremendous grit on Monday as it hung on for a memorable draw against Australia in the third Test to leave the series levelled at 1-1. The final Test begins on January 15.

India vs Australia: Ashwin, Vihari blockathon helps India draw third Test

However, the match saw star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja suffering a thumb fracture and Hanuma Vihari, who batted for 160 balls for his 23, suffer a hamstring injury. The duo will miss the last Test.

Australia too have their share of injury worries with young debutant Will Pucovski awaiting a scan result after injuring his right shoulder during the match.

“Australia will have the edge going to Brisbane,” Ponting…

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