Ravindra Jadeja fit to play Melbourne Test: BCCI

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According to BCCI, he will available for selection in the third Test match in Melbourne starting December 26.

When asked about Jadeja's on-field spat with Ishant Sharma that was caught on camera during the second Test, the coach replied,"I am never surprised (by such coverage)".

During the early rounds of the Sheffield Shield, head curator Matt Page has attempted to inject more life into the drop-in wicket by putting a layer of sand between the concrete base and the pitch trays and leaving more grass on the pitch, methods expected to be repeated for the Test.

"With a Boxing Day Test, being from Victoria (state), it's going to have to be cut off (not to play)".

"But even then, they don't have someone on the same level as Kohli". Mayank Agarwal is being seen a a possible replacement opener, along with keeper Parthiv Patel and even middle order batsman Hanuma Vihari. Rohit is a giant in the limited overs format and opening with him could have been a defining moment in his Test career, if he succeeds.

Australia opener Usman Khawaja, whose gritty knock of 72 in the second innings helped Australia set India a target of 287, moved up one slot to No.12 while his skipper Tim Paine jumped from No.55 to No.46.

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Ravi Shastri was dismissive of all the flak that the Indian team copped taking a dig at critics for "firing blanks while sitting million miles away".

Similarly, having Rohit in the XI bolsters India's batting.

"Now to be out in the middle going head-to-head with him in a Test series is something I'm really relishing".

"India have to be proud with the way their pacers have bowled in both Tests". Ashwin's injury, however, can open the doors for chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav.

Australia have recalled allrounder Mitch Marsh for the Boxing Day cricket test against India, dropping struggling batsman Peter Handscomb. He has looked comfortable in the nets leading into the third Test - which would be his first Boxing Day in the baggy green - but that dodgy digit is certainly a target for the India quick bowlers. Lyon is the leading wicket-taker in the series with 16 wickets at 19.43, he has dismissed Rishab Pant in all four innings, and he has snared Virat Kohli seven times in his career, more than any other bowler.

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