India vs Bangladesh: Captain Rohit Sharma unlikely to play 2nd Test in Dhaka

India vs Bangladesh: Captain Rohit Sharma unlikely to play 2nd Test in Dhaka
India vs Bangladesh: Captain Rohit Sharma unlikely to play 2nd Test in Dhaka

India tour of Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma is unlikely to return to Bangladesh and lead India within the 2nd Test, beginning December 22, as he’s but to get better from a thumb damage he picked throughout an ODI sequence earlier this month.

India Today Web Desk

New Delhi,UPDATED: Dec 19, 2022 19:29 IST

Rohit Sharma unlikely to return to 2nd Test in Bangladesh (AP Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: India captain Rohit Sharma is unlikely to play the 2nd and remaining Test of their sequence in Bangladesh as he’s but to get better from the thumb damage that he picked up throughout the ODI sequence earlier in December. Rohit missed the sequence opener in Chattogram and KL Rahul took over the captaincy obligation as India went 1-0 up with a 188 runs.

Rohit Sharma had flown again to Mumbai to seek the advice of an professional after he suffered a thumb damage whereas fielding on the slip cordon throughout the 2nd of a 3-match ODI sequence. Rohit batted braving an damage and hit an 28-ball 51 not out after coming into bat at No. 9 however India fell in need of a 272-run goal by 6 runs.

Rohit missed the 3rd ODI and returned to India and the BCCI named Abhimanyu Easwaran because the alternative for the skipper. The Indian cricket board additionally mentioned a name on Rohit’s availability could be taken at a later stage.

However, information company PTI mentioned Rohit remains to be in ache as a result of soreness in his thumb and won’t return to Bangladesh to guide India within the 2nd Test, beginning December 24 on the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.

“He is but to journey to Dhaka for the second Test. His webbing is sore and there may be nonetheless some ache. It is unlikely that he’ll play,” PTI quoted a BCCI supply as saying.

After the win on Sunday, Rahul had said that it could take a day or two to get the ultimate phrase on Rohit’s health and availability.

“About Rohit, we might be able to know (his standing) within the subsequent day or two, even I’m not conscious of it,” Rahul had mentioned.

Rahul will proceed to guide India if Rohit doesn’t return to the Test aspect for the sequence finale.

The Indian cricket board wouldn’t need to threat aggravating Rohit’s damage, contemplating a busy house season wherein India will face Sri Lanka and New Zealand in limited-overs sequence in January 2023 earlier than enjoying Australia in a 4-Test sequence at house.

India are in with an opportunity to achieve the World Test Championship remaining.

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