Team India may face a big setback before the series against Australia. Indian team openers Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma may be out of the first 2 Tests. According to cricket website Cric Info, there has been a doubt about his playing in the last 2 Tests as well. Now it will depend on the decision of the BCCI.
Rohit was not part of Team India’s One-Day and T20 team due to injury. He was included in the Test team. While Ishant Sharma was being monitored by the medical team of the board for the test.
During the IPL, the injured
Indian captain Rohit did not play 4 matches in the IPL in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) because of the problem of ham-string. However he participated in the last 3 matches of the league including the final. At the same time, Ishant Sharma missed almost the entire season for Delhi Capitals due to injury.
, the test series against Australia is to be started from December 17 on the third and fourth Test . Ishant Sharma, who is sweating to prove his fitness at the National Cricket Academy, will need 4 weeks of training before playing a Test match. In such a situation, Ishant will have to leave for Australia as soon as possible.
At the same time, due to the 14-day mandatory quarantine rule in Australia, they will be allowed to train there after 2 weeks. After 4 weeks of training, he can be ready for the third Test in Sydney on 7 January.
This is not the case with Rohit. He can be allowed to travel from NCA till 8 December and does not need as much time as Ishant. Even then Australia will have to stay in Quarantine for 14 days. In such a situation, they may have to stay away from training till 22 December.
The coach had said that it would be difficult to play the Test
. Head coach of the team Ravi Shastri said on Sunday that if Rohit and Ishant do not sit in Australia’s flight for the next 4-5 days, then it will be difficult for them to play in the Test. He cited the Quarantine rules as saying that even if he reaches Australia at the time of the Test series, it will be difficult for him to play.
Team India has to play four Test matches in Australia, Team India has to play
three ODIs and three T20 matches as well as four Test matches in Australia. The first Test will start in Adelaide from December 17, it will be India’s first day-night test abroad.
|The match||The date||Venue|
|1st Test (Day Night)||17-21 December||Adelaide|
|2nd Test||26-30 December||Melbourne|
|3rd Test||07-11 January||Sydney|
|4th Test||15-19 January||Brisbane|