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If both Ashwin and Jadeja are ruled out of the Boxing Day Test, India will be hampered in the spin department.

It is learnt that Laxman was present at the India Today Conclave South 2018 and when asked about the possible result of the ongoing Test series, the former Indian cricketer replied, "India".

Ashwin was sidelined with an abdominal strain for the second Test in Perth and was sorely missed as Australia, led by off-spinner Nathan Lyon, won by 146 runs to level the series 1-1.

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Archie, who suffers from a heart ailment, dreams of captaining Australia and it has been confirmed he would co-captain Tim Paine in the third Test against India, starting 26 December.

"The other day he came home and said "I couldn't find my friends and didn't have the energy to run after them, so I just sat and read a book".

Finch is anxious to play in his first Melbourne Test and said: "It feels like it's improved 100 per cent over the last couple of days".

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India coach Ravi Shastri on Sunday revealed that senior spinner Ravindra Jadeja had been suffering from stiff shoulder from the time he was playing Ranji Trophy and was given injections four days after landing in Australia. I think on that particular [Perth] wicket, they played much better cricket than we did.

"Very rarely have we been in a position (this year) where we are 1-1, and it is not often for a team, when they travel overseas, that they are placed 1-1 with two Tests to go".

"When you're millions of miles way, it's easy to fire blanks", Shastri said.

"The last thing we wanted was someone breaking down after five or 10 overs and then we are stuck for players to pick for Melbourne or Sydney".

"So, looking back at Perth, we felt he was 70-80% fit and we didn't want to risk him in the second Test".

Jadeja, who did spend a significant amount of time fielding as 12th man in Perth, is also in doubt for Boxing Day. "Of course, you can question but as far as we are concerned, he is an absolute gentleman", said Shastri. All in the eleven have to take up responsibility.

Rohit was replaced by spin bowling all-rounder Hanuma Vihari at No 6 in the batting order in Perth.

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