Can Aussies level series in fourth Test at the SCG?

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Ravichandran Ashwin suffered an abdominal strain on the fourth day of the opening Adelaide Test

While Kohli during his pre-match press conference claimed that he was not focussing on creating history by becoming the captain of an Indian team which is the first to win a Test series Down Under, the final scoreline in India's favour will surely place in him in an enviable league. Bumrah, the red-hot pacer at the moment with nine wickets under his belt in the third Test at Melbourne, has shown that the current crop of Australian batsmen lacks the technique to face the moving ball.

Follow our live cricket scores between of the first day of the fourth and final Test between India and Australia through our live blog. Virat Kohli and men now lead the series 2-1 and it will be a monumental task for Tim Paine's side to topple the rampant Indians. Kohli was more contained than usual at the other end, ensuring that Australia are ground to dust with no Mitchell Marsh to do the hard yards.

Senior paceman Ishant Sharma has been ruled out due to discomfort in his left ribcage, with speedster Umesh Yadav in the frame if Ashwin is unavailable.

"He's very important for sure". During India's training session Ashwin underwent fitness drills with Shanker Basu, the trainer, and at one point went indoors with him while the rest continued to practice. We need him to be 100 per cent fit.

Middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma, who hit a gritty 63 in the first innings at Melbourne, is not available after jetting back to Mumbai to be with his wife who recently gave birth.

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But Tuesday will mark the first time either of the superstars has ever taken the court in competition with the other. Williams has already declared her intent to get a selfie with Federer to post on Instagram.

Not so fair enough in another way, in that he averages 28 with the bat in the Shield this season, which isn't exactly your first criterion for your Test first drop.

While Australia must win to level the series, Paine said that his aim was on improvement, particularly in the batting department, with home Tests to come against Sri Lanka ahead of an Ashes tour to England this year. So to take that challenge on, we want to win here.

Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Tim Paine (w/c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

India squad: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.

Australia have added batting all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne to their squad. "But the fact that Vihari has bowled beautifully whenever we've given him the ball makes us feel absolutely calm about Ashwin not being able to play", said Kohli.

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