While such injuries can sideline a player from a week to two months depending on the grade, indications are that Ishant will not be able to bowl at least for the next three weeks.
The Sydney Test, usually known as the New Year's Test, begins in the first week of January but has been pushed back to January 7 in the planned schedule.
While there was a plan that coaching staff and non-IPL players will leave directly for Australia, an alternate plan is being worked out.
Sources in BCCI indicate that CA has sent a tentative schedule with Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney as the venues.
Indian and Australian players will be coming directly from the UAE after IPL where there is a second wave of COVID-19 cases.
The pacer trained with his New South Wales teammates, which, he says, allowed him to return to top physical shape ahead of the much-anticipated home Test series against India.
The best part about Australian cricket teams have been their iconic captains who have set benchmarks, said Brett Lee.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar noted that the conditions could be challenging because Aussies are used to play with the pink ball.
The last time Virat Kohli and Co travelled to Australia, they got the better of the hosts 2-1 and became the first Indian team to win a Test series there.
Hazlewood and his proven pace colleagues will be up against the Kohli-led Indian team if its upcoming tour of Australia goes on as scheduled.
Finch said all players are expected to endure some bad time but players like Kohli, Steve Smith, Ricky Ponting and batting great Sachin Tendulkar are exceptions.
Taylor said venues like the Optus stadium in Perth and Adelaide Oval, where the situation is under control, will be vying to get the hosting rights of the prestigious Test match.
India and Australia are slated to play a four-match Test series later this year, beginning at Brisbane from December 3.
The 32-year-old said he would not want to engage in verbal confrontations with Indian players as it might only spur on the visitors.
India's left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has again started training in earnest, bowling four hours daily, and is striving hard to curb his natural instinct of applying saliva on the ball.