BAN vs IND: KL Rahul has claimed that Rohit Sharma’s recovery status will be more clearer in 1-2 days time. Indian cricket team skipper Rohit Sharma sustained a thumb injury in the BAN vs IND 2nd ODI. Although he came to bat later in the fixture, but was ruled out of the third ODI and first Test match.
Upon consultation with a private doctor in Mumbai, Rohit took a rest for a week. However, the 35-year-old has returned to Bangladesh and is likely to play the second Test, if fully fit.
Abhimanyu Easwaran joined the Indian team in the BAN vs IND 1st Test as a cover for Rohit Sharma. Skipper KL Rahul and Shubman Gill opened for India against the Bangladesh cricket team.
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If Rohit Sharma gets added to XI, the big question would be the player making way for him. The usual suspect, Shubman Gill scored a hundred, while Kuldeep Yadav was named as Player of the Match.
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At the post-match presentation after the second ODI, Rohit Sharma had revealed that he has not sustained any fracture and hoped to recover soon. According to emerging reports, Rohit will make a comeback in the second Test.
Dhaka will host the fixture, which will begin on December 22 and run until December 26. The Indian team needs to win this match to keep their hopes alive for WTC final spot. Currently, they are in the third position and need to win most of the remaining Tests to make it to the top two spots.
In their bid to secure a victory, Rohit Sharma will certainly bring experience to the side. According to KL Rahul, the team management will take a final call on Rohit in a day or two.
“About Rohit, we may be able to know (his status) in the next day or two, even I am not aware of it,” Rahul said at the post-match press conference.
Axar Patel and Kuldeep were the key bowlers in the BAN vs IND 1st Test match, while Gill finally scored his maiden Test century. It will be a tough call for the management to exclude any one of them including Rohit Sharma.