Ashwin, Ishant Excluded From 13-Man Squad

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India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s availability for the fourth Test against Australia remains a doubt as he hasn’t recovered completely from the groin strain he suffered in the series opener in Adelaide.

Ashwin missed the second and third Test in Perth and Melbourne, and is racing against time to try and prove his fitness for the SCG game. India will also be without Ishant Sharma, who has been left out of the 13-man squad. Earlier, skipper Virat Kohli had categorically ruled Ashwin out of the fourth and final Test against Australia due to an ongoing abdominal issue.