Ishant Sharma has been ruled out of the fourth and the last Test between Australia and India which will start on January 3, 2019, in Sydney. Traditionally, the New Year's Test is always played at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground, and it is no different this year. The first day's play will start at 9:30 AM AEST, 5:00 AM IST, 11:30 PM GMT (January 2).

India is leading the Border-Gavaskar trophy 2018-19 2-1 after winning the first and the third Tests. Australia won the second Test and would be desperate to win the final Test to draw the series.

Sony Six and Foxtel live streaming details

Fox Sports and Channel Seven will telecast the fourth Test of the series across Australia. Foxtel Sports and Kayo Sports will live stream the final Test for the Australian viewers.

Sony Six and Sony Ten 3 will televise Australia v India series in English and Hindi commentary respectively across India. SonyLiv will start their live streaming at 5:00 AM IST via its app and website for the premium subscribers in the Indian subcontinent.

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Ashwin, Rahul make the 13-men shortlist

Ishant Sharma was ruled out due to an injury and wasn't named in the 13-member shortlist which was announced on the eve of the game.

Umesh Yadav replaced Ishant, while KL Rahul has been named as replacement of Rohit Sharma. Rohit flew back to India to attend his wife and newly born daughter.

Meanwhile, all the spinners, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ravichandran Ashwin have been named in the squad.

According to ESPN Cricinfo, Ashwin hasn't entirely recovered from his injury and his selection been discussed on the morning of the Test.

Labuschagne called in

Marnus Labuschagne was added to the Australian squad after the defeat in Melbourne. The batting all-rounder could take the place of Mitchell Marsh in the XI if the Sydney pitch favors the spinners even a bit.

Rest of the side should be the same as the one in the previous Test.

The Sydney pitch is often termed as one of flattest pitches in the country. There is some hype around the pitch being spin-friendly, but that mystery is yet to be uncovered. The weather forecast predicts sunny weather for the first two days while a bit of rain is predicted on day three, four and five.

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