Vice-captain Shane Watson, in-form paceman James Pattinson, back-up quick Mitchell Johnson and reserve batsman Usman Khawaja have all been banned from selection for the Third Test in Mohali.
Australia trail two-nil in the four-match series and adding to their woes was the constant drizzle which forced the covers to stay on and the abandonment of the day's play which was due to start at 1500 AEDT.
The tourists have only a 13-man squad remaining, including wicketkeeper Matthew Wade who struggled at training on Wednesday after suffering an ankle injury a few days earlier.
Former Test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin trained with the squad in the nets on Wednesday after being flown over as cover for Wade and Haddin appears set to take over behind the stumps.
If Wade is ruled unfit, Australia's only decision would be who is the drinks waiter, with allrounder Glenn Maxwell one possible candidate after an expensive debut with the ball in the Second Test in Hyderabad.