Ashwin has been named in the 13-man squad but his participation in the game remains doubtful.
With the series on the line, India will be desperate to have their spin spearhead Ashwin fit.
He has been ruled out of the One-Dayers against New Zealand A.
"Who wants to start his debut match like this?"
The T20I series will commence on November 4.
Pandya was also seen prepping up for the yo-yo test.
Will he miss the remaining three ODIs?
He is doubtful for the Australia tour now.
Khawaja had scored close to 230 runs in the first Test in Dubai.