India have left injured batsman Rohit Sharma and pace bowler Ishant Sharma out of their squad for the tour of Australia starting next month.
Ishant will miss the remainder of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates after suffering an abdominal muscle tear.
Rohit has missed Mumbai Indians’ last two games with a hamstring injury.
Both will be assessed before the tour, which includes four Tests, three one-day-internationals and three Twenty20s.
Rohit averages 46.54 with the bat in 32 Tests, while Ishant has taken 297 wickets from 97 five-day appearances.