Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese are likely to witness the fourth Test match between India and Australia in Ahmedabad.

The fourth match of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia is scheduled to be held at Ahmedabad from March 9-13.

Albanese will have his maiden trip to India early next month with an aim to boost overall bilateral engagement between both countries in a range of areas including trade and investment. Bilateral ties between India and Australia have been on an upswing in the last few years.

As per official sources, Albanese is expected to begin the visit around March 8. Albanese is coming to India for the first time after he became Prime Minister in May last year. However, there is no official announcement of the visit yet.

Notably, India is taking a 2-0 lead in the ongoing Test series. The hosts had dominating displays both in Nagpur and New Delhi as they scripted thumping wins against a struggling Australian team in spin-friendly wickets.

There was much hue and cry about the Nagpur track even before the start of the series with several former Australian cricketers and experts alleging that the pitch has been ‘doctored’ to make it spin-friendly and conducive for them. However, the allegation was put to rest with the Indian team scoring over 400 runs in their first innings on the track and the visiting team struggling to play spin well.