India's four most senior batsmen, the engine room of the national side for more than a decade, are facing a debate over their age and whether the time is ripe to inject fresh blood into the Test squad.
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Dubbed the "Fab Four", former captains Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar plus VVS Laxman are coming under pressure ahead of a high-profile home Test series against Australia starting on October 9.
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The heated debate has been sparked after they struggled during a 2-1 Test series defeat in Sri Lanka in July and August, where spin sensation Ajantha Mendis repeatedly foxed them.
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