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India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has revealed that he has nearly made a full recovery from the side strain he suffered in the first ODI against South Africa in Kanpur on October 11.
Ashwin left the field midway through the game and subsequently missed the remainder of the series, which South Africa won 3-2.
“I’m close to full fitness and I’m confident of bowling well in the Test series,” Ashwin told reporters in Chennai.
The news about Ashwin will be a major boost for India as leg-spinner Amit Mishra’s participation in the four-Test series is not guaranteed after he was arrested and released on bail for assaulting a woman. While Mishra is still part of the Test team as of now, it remains to be seen whether he will be once the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decides to take action.