Ashwin undergoes solo practice session ahead of final Test

Pat Cummins asks Australian batsmen learn Virat Kohli Cheteshwar Pujara

Pat Cummins asks Australian batsmen learn Virat Kohli Cheteshwar Pujara

"Although he's got a couple of 50s and got a 100-run partnership one Test match ago (in Perth) and that set up the whole Test match for us".

However, apart from that knock, it has been a disappointing series for the Australian ODI and T20I captain.

Marsh was brought in as an extra bowling option for the Boxing Day Test, a role Labuschagne would likely play with his leg breaks if the SCG pitch turns. Marsh replaced Peter Handscomb in the previous match.

Their main problem is the poor form of Khawaja, their best batsman.

It is reported by News Limited that both these players can be shown the exit doors from the must-win Test match for Australia.

Having lost the third Test at MCG by 137 runs, Australia are behind the eight-ball as they face the prospect of conceding a series to India on home soil for the very first time. "There is ongoing discussion the last day or two but we'll have a final look at wicket once I'm done here and we'll have our last chat then". Find us on Facebook too!

"If we can get a win up here and make it 2-2 in the series I think that's a pretty good result against the best side in the world".




With several players under pressure for their place, the Aussies have added all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne to their squad for the final Test.

Bumrah, who made his Test debut for India against South Africa in January this year, has emerged as India's frontline seamer in red-ball cricket too and has accounted for most wickets this year in Tests for India.

Meanwhile, Australia could drop the struggling Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh.

A similar challenge could await bowlers in Sydney, where bat has completely dominated ball in the two Sheffield Shield matches and Indian tour game there this season. And also Cheteshwar Pujara's - the Saurashtra batsman is the highest scorer in the series so far with 328 runs and two hundreds.

"Pete could be a really important player for us", Paine said.

"They want to play. everyone else would be on our back (if they are rested from upcoming one-dayers)". Not only that, the well balanced Indian side played well and the bowlers did their part in getting the other team all out as fast as possible. "So his record's great, if that's the way we go Usman will go out and give his all and I think the way he's handled the last month or so has been exemplary, so it's a real credit to him". "He's been bowling a lot of overs and I'm sure these next four days will make him even stronger".

In a dramatic u-turn taken by the BCCI, it has emerged that R Ashwin will be assessed before the toss on Thursday morning to see if he can slot into India's XI for the Sydney Test against Australia.

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