India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma and pacer Ishant Sharma are likely to miss the four-match Test series against Australia starting 17 December.
Shastri said his team's pace unit was the best in the world, despite being likely to be without the injured Ishant Sharma who is receiving treatment India for a muscle tear.
India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma need to leave for Australia in 3-4 days if they are to play Tests, says Ravi Shastri
Both Rohit (left hamstring) and Ishant (side strain) are at the NCA undergoing rehabilitation, but the BCCI is yet to announce when the duo would reach Australia.
Out of the darkness of apartheid: The 1991 match where South Africa returned to international cricket, and won Kolkata's heart
It made sense for India, which had been at the forefront of the anti-apartheid movement, to lead the way in helping a future multi-racial South Africa emerge from the darkness of apartheid.
IPL 2020: Rohit Sharma's injury saga rekindles club vs country debate, puts BCCI's transparency, or lack of, in spotlight
Rohit Sharma's injury saga appears as a case where BCCI didn't want him to play in the short term while the player opted to do otherwise, defying the cricket board's wishes.
Tendulkar shared a video of Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Vijay Shankar getting hit on the head when Kings XI Punjab fielder Nicholas Pooran threw the ball towards the striker's end, attempting to run out the batsman.
Rohit Sharma's medical report says he could be in danger of injuring himself again: Team India coach Ravi Shastri
Rohit, who is recovering from a hamstring injury he suffered in the ongoing IPL, was left out of the India squad for the Australia tour on a day when he hit the nets for Mumbai Indians, sparking speculation on his fitness status.
IPL 2020: India head coach Ravi Shastri urges MI star Suryakumar Yadav to 'stay strong and patient' after Australia snub
Suryakumar smashed 10 fours and three sixes to help Mumbai Indians notch up a five-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
IPL 2020: 'Thoroughly enjoyed watching', Sachin Tendulkar, Ravi Shastri praise Wriddhiman Saha's knock against DC
Saha smashed 12 fours and two sixes for SRH in their 88-run victory over Delhi Capitals, showing his hitting skills which have largely gone unnoticed over the years.
IPL 2020: India coach Ravi Shastri urges AB de Villiers to make international return after explosive innings for RCB
De Villiers, who ended his international career two years ago, smashed six sixes in a 33-ball blitz in Sharjah on Monday that set up a big win for the Royal Challengers Bangalore over the Kolkata Knight Riders.
BCCI's request for shorter quarantine period for India players in Australia likely to be rejected, says report
India are keen on a reduced quarantine and wants the players to be allowed to train in a bio-secure bubble instead of being restricted to a hotel room, which, the BCCI fears, can take a toll on the fitness of its players.
IPL 2020: Tournament in UAE will bring back much-needed chaos, lift people's spirits, says Ravi Shastri
Shastri said that in these depressing times when most people are not able to venture out of their homes due to safety reasons, IPL is an enjoyment and welcome distraction for 51 days.
Kohli also revealed how Ravi Shastri's advice of standing outside the crease bore him fruitful results as well.
'37 years and still counting': Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri and other cricketers recall India's 1983 World Cup triumph
Thursday marked the 37th anniversary of India bagging the coveted Cricket World Cup trophy for the first time.
Kirsten said he went for interview on the invitation of Gavaskar, who was part of the coach selection panel, and ended up with the job after being offered his predecessor Greg Chappell's contract.
Happy Birthday Ravi Shastri: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane lead wishes as Team India's head coach turns 58
Ravi Shastri, the head coach of the Indian cricket team, turned 58 today and the cricketing fraternity has poured its wishes for him on social media.
Yuvraj Singh questions Vikram Rathour's ability to coach batsmen in T20 format, takes veiled dig at Ravi Shastri
Former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday questioned India batting coach Vikram Rathour's ability to guide Indian cricketers in the T20 format.
Former cricketer and Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri revisited his first Test century on home ground through a Twitter post.
Shastri was the key man back in 1985 when the team under Sunil Gavaskar won the World Championship of Cricket. He was hero of India's triumph in Australia and had won an Audi for being 'player of the tournament'.
On Rohit Sharma's 33rd birthday, wishes have been pouring in from all across India, including those from the cricketing fraternity.