Ashwin undergoes solo practice session ahead of final Test

Marnus Labuschagne is back in the Aussie squad

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Later coach Ravi Shastri, prior to the game in Melbourne, said that Jadeja was suffering from a shoulder stiffness and wasn't 100 percent fit at the start of the Perth Test.

I have grown up watching cricket, but have never witnessed such a play from India on the Australian pitch. And probably more suited to those conditions.

"I feel like the director of a soap opera", Langer said. The wicket's pretty dry.

India will be eyeing a historic Test series win in Australia when they take on the hosts in the fourth and final Test starting January 3 in Sydney.

"It's been an interesting year, a hard year. the silver lining is in the next few months we've got some world-class players available", Paine said after the third Test loss.

"A huge advantage", Cummins said of Marsh.

'I think someone like Josh at the moment has an enhanced role as vice-captain. "So I think he did his role brilliantly down there".

Following his batting exploits in South Africa, where he was the lone century-maker in the Tests, Kohli went on to tame the likes of James Anderson and Stuart Broad in the five-Test rubber against England, where he amassed 593 runs. In a year when the World Cup will be swiftly followed by the return Ashes bout, Cummins said that training adequately to prepare for format changes, when workloads were so closely monitored, remained a major challenge for him.

Diana, however, slammed the appointment of Raman but failed to find any takers as the CoA chief Vinod Rai has hardly been found on the same page with Diana on a number of issues, which has led to the continuous administrative mismanagement in the BCCI. "He, more than anyone else, will be focused to correct this", the skipper said on the eve of the final Test. "It's not just from playing the game, but all the analysis and planning that we do when a game is going on and all the nuances of that ... you live and breathe this stuff every day". Even in this game they had to put in more effort because of the nature of the pitch.

I believe that this is the best stint by the Indian team in Australia. Indian capitan Kohli, who is among the finest cricket players in the world will surely play in India Vs Australia test series.

The former Test opener, renowned for putting a high price on his wicket, seemingly remains adamant Finch can make the cut in Test cricket after a couple of sloppy dismissals. Not only at home but they also travel really well. We just have to see better results from them. "Everyone's desperate, everyone knows what the record is and can't wait to try to rectify what's happened so far".

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