Injured Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the second Test against Bangladesh starting December 22 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.
According to a report in Cricbuzz, Rohit, who missed the first Test in Chattogram after injuring his thumb during the second ODI against Bangladesh, will now not travel to Dhaka.
With Rohit not traveling to Dhaka, vice-captain KL Rahul will continue to lead the team India In the second and final Test of the series, in which India currently leads 1-0, after winning the first Test by 188 runs at the Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
The report said that the news of Rohit’s unavailability came to light on Monday (December 19) when it was found that the captain’s thumb has not fully recovered and is suffering from slight stiffness.
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The report further added, “Given the important tasks ahead for the Indian team, the BCCI, the selection committee and the team management have decided not to risk him at this stage.”
after the tour of india BangladeshThey will begin their home season against Sri Lanka in Mumbai from January 3, 2023, which comprises three T20Is and as many ODIs.
“It is learned that Rohit, currently in Mumbai, would have managed to bat through the Test but concerns remain about the risk involved while fielding. The medical team and the team management felt that if he could play again If he gets injured, the injury on the field can be serious.” On that thumb,” the report further stated.
Rohit injured his left thumb while fielding in the second ODI against Bangladesh and had to fly back home to Mumbai to see a specialist for treatment of the injury. With him now unavailable for the Dhaka Test, India have saved themselves a major selection headache.
In the Chattogram Test win, Shubman Gill scored his maiden Test century in the second innings, while stand-in captain and Rohit’s deputy Rahul displayed a calm game with the bat. Had Rohit been available for the Dhaka Test, it would have been a big dilemma for the team management to drop either Rahul or Gill.
Rahul had said in the press conference after the match on Sunday, “I think we will know about Rohit in the next day or two.” Even I am not aware of this. The focus was completely on the Test match.
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