Australia have suffered a setback after it was confirmed that leg-spinner Bryce McGain will not feature in the upcoming Test series with India due to a shoulder injury.
The 36-year-old failed to recover from the injury he suffered during last month's Australia 'A' tour of India, dealing a blow to the tourists' inexperienced spin attack.
Cricket Australia confirmed that a replacement for McGain has yet to be decided, although it is unlikely that Andrew Symonds will be recalled.
"A decision on a potential replacement player for McGain would be taken in due course," the statement said.
McGain had been included in the absence of seasoned spinners. Off-break bowler Jason Krejza is the other specialist spinner in the squad.
The first of the four Tests starts in Bangalore on October 9 live on Sky Sports 1.