'Regarding Rahul and Vijay, the BCCI said, "Mr. K Lokesh Rahul - the opening batsman is likely to undergo surgery of his left shoulder and may not be available for IPL 2017 season during which he will have to complete his rehabilitation.The sob story is with regard to the post above 70-80% fitness, many of the Aussie players were not at 100% either is all I'm saying. Just can't see the Saffas dishing up decks suiting Indian spinners, I think they'll back their fast guys and I think they'll win quite easy. Just my opinion
"Mr. M Vijay - the Indian opener will require surgery to his right wrist and also undergo rehabilitation for his left shoulder and hence may not be able to participate in IPL 2017."
Ashwin - hernia
Kohli - shoulder
Australian had similar fitness concerns, yea right! We are not even referring to niggles but proper injuries or problems that need medical attention and time away from cricket. No team has played as long a home season of tests as they have and even in Pune some of Indian guys looked 70-80% and majority of them looked jaded but somehow found the will power to fight and scrap home (win) the series in the end.
They were initially opting for bunsens, 3 day pitches, so that they could win the series quickly and presumably rest but they under estimated Aus and it backfired.