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India look to break shackles against Oz

Their morale lifted after a win over Sri Lanka, India would look to break the stranglehold that Australia seems to have taken on them in a nightmarish tour when the two sides clash in the fourth match of the ongoing ODI tri-series here Sunday.

With a win against the winless Sri Lankans, India are second in the points table.

The unbeaten Australians are top of the heap after two successive wins.

India have a selection issue on hand as there is a dilemma on whether to go with two spinners or two medium pacers in tomorrow's match.

Leg-spinner Rahul Sharma, who pulled out of Perth's game last Friday because of a split webbing, turned his arm over in the nets today and if he is fit, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be loathe to leave him out.

The tall youngster gains exceptional bounce on his leg-spinners and is very difficult to get away.

While Sharma cooled his heels in Perth, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed his chances with both hands and was man of the match for his 3 for 32 and unbeaten 30 runs with the bat.

Ashwin can't be dropped now and if Sharma also is brought in, then either Zaheer Khan or Vinay Kumar would miss out in the playing eleven.

India's batting line-up will once again have rotation at the top to allow youngsters in the middle order to have a hit in the centre.

The rotation policy, by logic, should now call for Sachin Tendulkar to be put on bench but indications are the little master would be a part of the playing eleven, implying either Virender Sehwag or Gautam Gambhir would sit out.

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