Published: Fri, January 15, 2021
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4th Test: After epic fightback, it's time to regroup for Team India

4th Test: After epic fightback, it's time to regroup for Team India

Australian players supported their Indian counterparts during the Sydney Test after incidents of racist abuse, with skipper Tim Paine even joining the visiting team huddle after Siraj's complaints on the fourth day of the drawn match.

Citing Board of Control for Cricket in India sources, Press Trust of India revealed the 27-year old bowler, who took 3-134 in Sydney, suffered an abdominal injury while fielding which will rule him out of the fourth Test.

"It's really interesting how many injuries there have been throughout this summer", said Langer. "As a player you've got to try your best to block it out", Lyon said.

Also part of the session were seamer Shardul Thakur and all-rounder Washington Sundar. The team has also been given a team room where they can assemble and have meetings.

"Move onto Brisbane now for the decider and what a place the Gabba is to play at". And lastly, in Ashwin, we must trust!

Case in point, the back injury he battled in the Sydney Test. People came to know of it only after his wife, Prithi, wrote about it on Twitter.

"I'm pretty excited about this. just the thought of playing 100 Test matches for Australia is very humbling", he added. "Only the swimming pool is not open for use", a senior BCCI official told The Times of India.

The tourists already expressed doubt about playing Brisbane because of the stricter protocols and the emergence of the highly-contagious United Kingdom strain of the coronavirus discovered in the state, yet conditions at their hotel ahead of the Gabba Test pushed them over the edge.

On the other hand, India, battling with a number of injury concerns, decided not to reveal their final XI on the eve of the series finale.

Batting out 258 balls with a fierce home team throwing everything it had up its sleeves is no mean feat. It is undoubtedly bigger than the win at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the Boxing Day Test on December 29. It has been assured that there will be room service and house keeping.

Nathan Lyon, along with India's Jasprit Bumrah, was the joint-highest wicket-taker in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series in 2018-19 with 21 dismissals.

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