Then, Australia had already relinquished the Ashes on home soil for the first time in a quarter of a century and their hopes of a series-levelling win were shattered by England's rampant bowling attack in an innings and 83-run defeat.
The Australian quick, who returned match figures of 9-99 in his team's loss to India in the Boxing Day Test, joked that fellow speedsters Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc blamed him for a lack a ball movement in Melbourne because he picked a bad ball out of the box.
In this particular case, Ashwin has been suffering from a left-side abdominal strain, which also forced him to sit out of the final Test against England at the Oval.
"Having Mitch there played a massive role". Twelve months on from celebrating, not all that classily, a 4-0 Ashes victory on this ground, there is a lot of rebuilding still be done.
"The problem is they won a Test ten days ago (in Perth)".
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The New Year's test has more often than not been a sun-drenched celebration of Australian cricketing domination but this year it looms as a desperate scrap to prevent India from finally exerting their superiority Down Under.
A third option in the form of going in with five specialist bowlers exists too for the visitors but that looks to be the least likely route they will take.
Kohli was named the captain of the cricket body's one day worldwide team of the year. He has always talked about wanting to win first, but could there be a time in this match when he plays safe? It could be that Aaron Finch gets moved down the order or even dropped, the latter potentially opening the door for Peter Handscomb.
Two hours later, the tourists preformed a u-turn and insisted Ashwin could yet return as he will be assessed on Thursday morning.
"The public angst around the situation is heightened just by the fact that this is happening with say three spots in the order as opposed to maybe one in the past".
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"The reason why we want to win this test is because we understand as cricketers how hard it is to come here and play", he said.
India will visit the land of the Kiwis following their tour of Australia, as they will take on New Zealand in a five-match ODI series that gets underway on January 23.
India were forced to wait almost two-and-a-half hours for play to begin due to rain at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, but when the weather cleared, their bowlers wrapped up Australia's innings for 261 in 22 minutes. Jasprit Bumrah now has 20 wickets from three Tests.
The former Test opener, renowned for putting a high price on his wicket, seemingly remains adamant Finch can make the cut in Test cricket after a couple of sloppy dismissals. "The guys have almost finished their bans and almost done their time, so I think it's time we started focussing on the fact that they're coming back and from that there are some real positives", he said after defeat at the MCG.
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