BREAKING: Rohit Sharma Australia Tour 2020 in jeopardy unless he is declared fit

Rohit Sharma Australia Tour 2020 in jeopardy unless declared fit

Many raised eyebrows when the Indian squads for the Australian tour were announced since a stalwart like Rohit Sharma was excluded from all the three formats of the game. Owing to the hamstring injury he picked up during the middle of the IPL tournament, he had to sit out 4 games for his franchise and rightly so, the selectors did not want to take risk.

Rohit Sharma Australia Tour 2020 in doubt?

BREAKING: Rohit Sharma Australia Tour 2020 in jeopardy unless he is declared fit 1
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Infact, the BCCI had stated that Rohit’s injury would be continuously monitored along with the likes of Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar kumar who were also excluded from the squads. Injuries had always been a concern for Rohit and his workload had been accordingly monitored for some years now. A half fit Rohit should never risk his career as hamstring injuries could go worse any time and players have ended their career in the past succumbing to those injuries.

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Rohit Sharma Australia tour 2020

Rohit Sharma’s past Australian tour had always been great and he would have loved to be part of the tour down under. The last tour had yielded him so many runs and this would have been the perfect foil for him to return to international cricket after the Covid break for about 10 months. He is one of the main pillars of Indian cricket at present in all formats of the game.

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His absence from the squad has let to KL Rahul being named Vice Captain in the limited overs squads and Ajinkya Rahane has stayed as the vice captain for the test squad. His replacements would have to make a bigger impact if given opportunity, to cement their places as openers.

According to ANI, Rohit Sharma won’t be travelling with Team India on the 11th of November and might not be part of Limited Over series, but he’s definitely playing the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2020.

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Still in contention

Rohit Sharma Australia tour has not come to an end as BCCI stated they would have to take a final call again since he had started playing again for his franchise side. He’s been hitting in the nets pretty well and injury concerns have not been affecting him as of now. He could still be on the flight to the Australia tour after the finals of the IPL 2020 on Tuesday night. Its going to be interesting to see whether he is on the flight to Australia or not!! Stay tuned for more updates. Can Rohit Sharma Australia Tour 2020 happen at all?

Indian squad that will tour Australia this year

Test squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-capt), Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Siraj.

ODI squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (vice-capt/wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur

T20I squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (vice-capt/wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy. 

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