Melbourne: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is fit to play in the third Test against Australia starting Dec 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
An Indian team spokesperson Monday said Dhawan and vice-captain Virat Kohli had recovered from the injuries sustained in the Gabba nets before play on the fourth morning of the second Test and would be fine for the Boxing Day Test, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
Dhawan returned later to score 81 with a bruised wrist. India fell apart like a pack of cards in the Gabba Test owing to an onslaught from left-arm pacer Mitchell, losing six wickets in the morning session.
Dhawan helped India set Australia a modest target, which the home side reached with four wickets to spare.