Ashwin had suffered a groin injury on day two of the third Test at Trent Bridge and did not take the field post lunch and could only managed 22.5 overs in India’s win at Nottinghamshire.
Ashwin had suffered a groin injury on day two of the third Test at Trent Bridge and did not take the field post lunch and could only managed 22.5 overs in India’s win at Nottinghamshire.

India off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s fitness will only be assessed after the Indian team hits the nets ahead of the fourth Test at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Thursday (Aug 28), as per reports.

Ashwin had suffered a groin injury on day two of the third Test at Trent Bridge and did not take the field post lunch and could only managed 22.5 overs in India’s win at Nottinghamshire.

However, India’s head coach Ravi Shastri has said that the seven day break between the third and fourth Test would be enough for the Tamil Nadu spinner to be fit for Southampton Test. Currently, Ashwin is undergoing treatment and is reportedly getting better every day.

As per a report in the Times of India, while Shastri said that ‘the seven-day break will be helpful to get him fit for the Test”, sources revealed that treatment is on in full swing and “he is getting better every day”. A final call will only be taken after India hit the nets in Southampton on August 28

The report further added that 31-year-old played through the pain in the second innings.

If Ashwin is not fit for the fourth Test, Ravindra Jadeja will most likely be his replacement considering, India have dropped their third spinner Kuldeep Yadav for the final two Tests, adding Prithvi Shaw and Hanuma Vihari in place of Kuldeep and opener Murali Vijay.