Ashwin remains doubtful for Boxing Day Test: Shastri

Ashwin remains doubtful for Boxing Day Test: Shastri

India offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin remains in doubt for the Melbourne Cricket Ground test beginning Wednesday while left-arm off-spinning allrounder Ravindra Jadeja is also carrying a minor injury. However, he did spend considerable time fielding as 12th man in Perth.

Amid the selection debate, Kohli but has vowed to maintain his typical passionate style in the pivotal MCG clash.

Australia has named the same squad it had for the Perth test. Captain Tim Paine is expected to finalize his XI on Tuesday.

Kohli was a headline-magnet as the match rolled on, with the India captain sparring at 10 paces with opposite number Tim Paine as the third day reached a close, before they rekindled their battle the next morning.

Kohli was asked about being the so-called "villain" through this series but said he had no interest in escalating matters with Paine. I don't think so. That's in the past.

The Indian National Cricket Team chief selector MSK Prasad has given a hint at the opening combination for the Boxing Day Test against Australia. "I think it is important to leave it there and focus on the next Test".

"You just want to play good, competitive cricket and when both teams are passionate and desperate to win, obviously, those things happen on the field".

I think you can't compare two people. "The majority of this decision has been based around it's a long series, we've played on a lot of hot days and our bowlers have had a big workload", he said.

On Ashwin, Shastri added: "He has made a very good improvement but then again we have got to see how he pulls up tomorrow".

The four-match Test series between India and Australia has been leveled at 1-1 after two matches.

He described him as "not only the world's best batsman but also the world's worst behaved player", with the mass-circulation Hindustan Times saying it articulated what many Indian cricket fans had been thinking.

"Seeing the pitch now, it has much more grass than it had last time", Kohli told reporters prior to the XI being announced. "I hope that it is a lively pitch", he said.

"I know he'll be doing everything he can to get back into the side". The surface, what I saw yesterday, looked pretty dry underneath.

"Mayank is a good young player".

"I like the way Virat plays".

Kohli has fond memories of Melbourne.

"The problem with Jaddu was that he had taken an injection four days into coming to Australia because of stiffness in his shoulder, and it took a while for that injection to settle down".

Kohli, who scored a classy 123 in the second Test in Perth, has been head and shoulders above his teammates as far as quality of batsmanship is concerned.

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