'Locked up': Indian team slam Brisbane hotel 'prison'

  • 'Locked up': Indian team slam Brisbane hotel 'prison'

'Locked up': Indian team slam Brisbane hotel 'prison'

"Food is coming from a nearby Indian restaurant which will be given to us on our floor", members of the traveling Indian contingent described the hotel as to The Times of India.

Now there's a chance that weather could play spoilsport during the final Test between India and Australia at The Gabba in Brisbane.

"The board has been told that the team has been given access to all the lifts in the hotel".

India will be playing the fourth Test in the Queensland capital from January 15 where the surge of Covid-19 cases and a border lockdown with New South Wales has led to a strict hotel quarantine for the Ajinkya Rahane-led team. "It has been assured that there will be room service and housekeeping", the BCCI official said. Sundar being considered by the team management, because of his ability to bowl and also bat a bit, will mean there will be no place for Saha to get in. "Only the swimming pool is not open for use", a senior BCCI official told The Times of India.

Jasprit Bumrah could miss India's series decider against Australia which is due to start on Friday in Brisbane, with reports emerging that the paceman sustained an injury during the third Test. Bumrah had already shown visible signs of discomfort due to the stain during the second innings of the Sydney Test.

"Australian opener Will Pucovski suffered a shoulder subluxation injury while diving in the field on day five of the third Vodafone Test at the SCG yesterday", the statement said. Mayank Agarwal, who was expected to play this Test in the absence of Hanuma Vihari, who has been ruled out, also suffered a knock in the nets on Monday and is being observed. Given Sundar's batting abilities, he and Ashwin can be expected to play the role of all-rounders, thus boosting India's batting order as against a depleted bowling attack that will now rest on the shoulders of Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini and Shardul Thakur.

Meanwhile, Pant (elbow), Ashwin (back) and Vihari (hamstring strain) will all be monitored before India selects its starting XI for the Gabba, where Australia hasn't lost a test match since 1988.