The BCCI issued a statement after Shastri's explanation for Jadeja's absence, saying the 30-year-old was fit when he left India but complained of shoulder soreness while playing the warm-up game against the CA XI in Sydney before the first Test in Adelaide. "If he is 80% here, he will play, that's the answer".
"So we have an advantage, we have Yasir Shah, and hopefully they will struggle against him". "So there is no question of him being unfit at the time of selection", he said.
"He had taken an injection even in India but he played domestic cricket after that". Shastri said Jadeja had taken an injection just before he flew to Australia, and four days after landing in the country. "The last thing we wanted was for someone to break down after five overs", he had said.
"So when you look at Perth, we felt that he (Jadeja) was maybe 60-70 per cent fit and that we didn't want to risk that in Perth". He's keeping very well, taking his catches and his stumpings, and making useful runs when his team needs them as he did in both innings in Perth.
Taylor said Paine was winning the battle of skippers in the Test series so far. Despite declaring that the all-rounder was fit, Shastri chose to keep everyone guessing over Pandya's spot in the team.
"I think it should have enough for the bowlers to be interested on all days of the Test match and hopefully it's a much more lively wicket than the last time we played here".
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In the second match, the scene was totally different from the first, except Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, no other Indian batsman succeeded to stay firm against the Australian bowling attack which cost India a loss by a huge margin of 146 runs.
India have also made a third change in a series knotted at 1-1, axing fast bowler Umesh Yadav and recalling left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who had hurt his shoulder during the pre-series warm-up clash at the SCG and missed the opening two Tests.
Every Test, ODI, T20I, and BBL match live. That's all that we are going to focus on - play good cricket, play consistently good cricket and not get too excited or too taken aback by the situations getting altered during the course of the Test match.
Giving a hint about Pant's inclusion in the upcoming 2019 World Cup, Prasad said: "Yes, of course, he is definitely part of it".
"We are quite happy coming to Melbourne at 1-1".
The opposition was good, but the Indian team seemed to have a lot more firepower in the bowling department to take 20 cheap wickets. Mayank Agarwal, who was named as Prithvi Shaw's replacement after the latter was ruled out with an ankle injury, has been named in the playing XI and will be making his worldwide debut in the test match.