Australia's national selector John Inverarity is hopeful wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will recover from his hamstring injury before the month ends.
Haddin picked up the problem in his country's second one-day international against Sri Lanka at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
It came after a promising batting performance - he made 50 of his side's disappointing total of 170 - while his glovework in the first two matches of the series was particularly impressive.
With Matthew Wade to return to the side after being rested, Haddin was likely to miss the remainder of the one-day series against Sri Lanka anyway, but of more concern to the national selectors is the upcoming tour of India.
Australia will play four Tests in India on a tour Haddin was likely to be part of as a back-up keeper and reserve batsman.
"We don't know exactly (the severity of the injury)," Inverarity told reporters on Monday.
"We are hoping it is not too serious, (that) it is a couple of weeks and nothing more than that. There's a real chance we will take two wicket-keepers to India and or to England and as I've said before, we consider the two best keeper-batsmen in the country (to be him) and Matthew Wade."
Tasmanian Tim Paine would seem to be the likely replacement for Haddin, if he cannot travel to the subcontinent, with the 28-year-old in terrific form with the bat for the Hobart Hurricanes.
But Inverarity nominated a whole host of options to potentially replace Haddin.
"We've got a lot of options (for a second keeper if Haddin cannot travel) there," he said.
"I think the wicketkeeping stocks in Australia at the moment are very good. (Tim) Ludeman's doing very well for South Australia, Paine obviously is gaining confidence and coming back (from injury).
"And (Peter) Handscomb and (Tom) Triffitt are two very good young keeper-batsmen and of course Peter Nevill is a very good player too."
In better injury news for the Aussies, paceman James Pattinson returned to action last weekend after issues with his rib and a side strain sidelined him from the last four Tests of the summer.
Pattinson claimed figures of 2-21 from eight overs for Dandenong in the Victorian Premier Cricket competition and looks on track to play some part in the one-day summer against either Sri Lanka or the West Indies.
"It could well be that he plays some ODIs and some Shield cricket (before the Indian tour)," Inverarity said."He is obviously strongly in contention for the Indian tour and I think he did well on the weekend too."
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