India have dominated Australia ever since the start of Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Border Gavaskar Trophy India have won 20 out of 47 Tests since the Border Gavaskar Trophy was introduced in 1996

India-Australia encounters have always been one of the most-anticipated in world cricket as the Asian giants were among the few teams who could challenge the Australian domination over the last two decades.

Rohit flew back to India to attend his wife and newly born daughter. Rahul could have left the delivery, instead he pokes at it and pays the price.

The Herald understands Labuschagne was told he would bat at No 3 during the team's final training session on Wednesday.

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If Ashwin is ruled out, it would allow left-arm orthodox spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who took five wickets in the MCG test, to retain his place for the series finale with possible backup from part-timer Hanuma Vihari.

Indian batsmen may have been inconsistent with the bat but the bowling line-up of the visitors has been absolutely phenomenal in the ongoing series.

A first-class average of 33 suggests Labuschagne is very much a speculative pick by selectors but at age 24 he is young enough for them to take a leap of faith upon at a time when there are no standout candidates emerging from the Sheffield Shield.

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The spin-friendly nature of the SCG pitch is likely to have the tourists licking their lips. "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. "He's a bit like Marnus in that he's a very good package, a good person around our team".

Selectors have no qualms with using Khawaja as an opener.

Tim Paine has now lost the toss six times in seven Tests as captain, equalling Bill Lawry's Australian record from 1968 as the only two Australian skippers to win the toss just once from their first seven Tests in charge. That's one of the discussions we'll be having today, if we think India will go that way and if they are, are we prepared to bring him back in. Ashwin was spotted training with the Indian team at the SCG on Tuesday hoping to prove his fitness and earn his spot back in the playing XI.

Despite the absence of two of their most prolific run-scorers - Steve Smith and David Warner, the duo that had scored almost 40% of the team's total during India's visit to Australia in 2014 - credit must be given to Kohli's men if they go on to win the ongoing series, considering the history attached to the encounters between the two teams.

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"So there are two things to it. we are not getting enough runs in our top order because if we do we know how unsafe Mitch can be".

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