Brisbane: India (Team India) has not announced its playing XI for the last Test match against Australia (Australia) starting on 15 January. The Indian team management is monitoring the injuries of the players. Batting coach Vikram Rathour gave this information on Thursday.
Earlier, the team had announced the team a day before the start of the three Tests of the current series, but at the moment India is struggling with injuries, so the team will be announced on Friday morning itself.
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India’s fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is struggling with an abdominal strain. His playing in the fourth Test match is doubtful. If he does not play, then the guest team can give a chance to Shardul Thakur.
KL Rahul has returned home due to a wrist injury. Mayank Agarwal practiced on the nets. Hanuma Vihari was also injured in the third Test, he has a hamstring injury and he is not scheduled to play in the fourth Test match. The team also has to find their option.
There is also concern about the fitness of Ravichandran Ashwin. He had a backache on the last day of the third Test match. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has also been ruled out of the fourth Test due to a thumb injury. It is very difficult to replace them.
At the same time, Australia has announced its playing XI. Marcus Harris has been added to the team in place of Will Pucovski. The 4-match series is currently 1-1 on par.
Australia’s Playing XI: Tim Paine (captain and wicketkeeper), David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschen, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.