Ravichandran Ashwin, premier Indian spinner, in a bid to return for the Sydney Test starting on January 3, underwent a solo indoor bowling session at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. According to a report by Cricket Australia, Ravichandran Ashwin, who failed to recover in time to be considered for the Boxing Day Test after suffering a left-side abdominal strain, underwent the session while Indian squad took the day off. The 32-year-old Ashwin was accompanied by team physiotherapist Patrick Farhart and another support staff member to bowl in the indoor centre facilities.
Ashwin suffered the injury during the first Test where he picked up six wickets and scored 30 runs. He was also the lone specialist spinner picked up by the visitors during the first Test.
Senior spinner Ashwin has featured in 65 Tests for the national team so far. He has 2,361 and 342 wickets in the longest format of the game with the best figures of seven for 59.
He also has 150 One-day International (ODI) wickets to his name.
In absence of Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja was picked as the only spinner for the visiting side during the Boxing Day Test. Jadeja had made the most of the opportunity picking up five wickets in India's winning cause.
India lead the four-match Test series 2-1 with the final match slated to take place in Sydney from January 3.
India are yet to win a Test series in Australia and they will be hoping to do it this time as Australia are without their batting powerhouses Steve Smith and David Warner.