Rohit Sharma’s absence from squad for Australia tour is a big setback for team India. Chief selectors and BCCI opted for not picking Rohit Sharma in squads after recommendation from two specialist doctors and Nitin Patel, team India’s physiotherapist.
Now BCCI president Sourav Ganguly gives a massive update on Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma ahead of the Australia tour.
“Australia in Australia is always tough. They will be a lot stronger with (Steve) Smith and (David) Warner back. Players like (Marnus) Labuschagne have become better,” Ganguly said in an interview. “It will be a good test for India, but they are capable of winning. It will be a good series.”
“It’s a 50-50 chance for both teams. Runs on the board will be important. Whoever bats well will win the series,” the former captain added.
“We are monitoring Ishant and Rohit. Ishant is not completely out. He will become a part of the Test series,” Sourav Ganguly said. “With Rohit, we want him fit for Australia. At some stage if he is fit, I am sure the selectors will rethink his position.”
Sourav Ganguly said there was the option of flying the duo(Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma) later than the rest of the squad to Australia, despite the bio-bubble and quarantine rules. “They can be sent later. There are flights to Australia.”
The India Tour of Australia will kick off from November 27th with the limited over series. Team India Will play a three matches ODI series, a three matches T20I series and a four matches test series during this tour. Indian Team will fly for Australia after the ongoing Indian Premier League. The final if the IPL 2020 will take place on November 10.