Earlier this year, West Indies thoroughly outplayed England to register a remarkable series win.
Losing out in this race between himself, Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav leaves Ashwin's worldwide career at an interesting juncture.
India's current batting coach Sanjay Bangar is likely to lose his job to Vikram Rathour, while bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar are expected to retain their positions for another two years. In England, after a promising start, Ashwin lost his fitness in the fourth Test. The Virat Kohli-led side will be the firm favourites to win the game.
Antigua: The Indian team management will be fretting on possible team combinations for the first Test against the West Indies with a hard choice between senior pros Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane if it opts for a fifth specialist bowler.
Having swept the T20 series 3-0 and taken the ODI contest 2-0, Virat Kohli's India are bursting with confidence going into their first Test match since the historic series triumph in Australia at the start of the year. "I hope it continues to be that way for this contest as well", he said.
West Indies skipper Jason Holder. Also, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Kuldeep Yadav - all took three wickets each in the practice game and have presented a strong case for their inclusion in the playing XI. "That is stunning. Astonishing".
"The team has recovered well after the World Cup set back and I believe they will perform well against West Indies in the Test series". In his last global match for India, Ashwin took three wickets each in Australia's two innings and also helped rescue India with the bat from 120 for 6 on the first morning of the series.
It came in a match where Ashwin slammed a ton with the bat as well, making him only the third all-rounder in Test history to register a ton and pick up a seven-wicket haul in the same match.