Kashmir Indepth

India vs Australia: Ashwin fails fitness test, to miss fourth test

India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has come up short in his race to be fit for the fourth and final test against Australia, a team spokesman said on the eve of the match on Wednesday.

Ashwin, India’s top spinner, took six for 149 in the opening victory in Adelaide but was forced to sit out the second test defeat in Perth and India’s win in Melbourne because of a side strain.

“R Ashwin is not 100% fit and won’t be available for selection,” the spokesman told reporters.

With a 2-1 lead, India need only draw the test at the Sydney Cricket Ground — a venue that traditionally offers something for the spinners — to secure a first series triumph in Australia.

Batsman Rohit Sharma’s decision to return home to be with his wife for the birth of their first child means India will have to make at least one change for the clash when they name their team later on Wednesday.

Related posts

Coronavirus threat: Nepal cancels T20 tourney featuring Chris Gayle

Kashmir Indepth

Kashmiri Aainball coach leads India to World Championship final

Kashmir Indepth

India vs West Indies 1st T20 Live Cricket Score


India Vs Sri Lanka, 2nd T20: Have Improved In T20 Cricket Format, Says Shardul Thakur

Kashmir Indepth

Bangladesh Wins Against Windies in First Test

Kashmir Indepth

Indian Street Premier League delights Golden Ticket Holders with bat featuring Sachin Tendulkar’s embedded signature

Zainab Hamdani

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy