Team India may miss the services of their “Hitman”, Rohit Sharma, for the 1st T20 vs Australia that is set to take place on 21st November at Brisbane following his inclusion in the 4-day test match for India A.
Rohit Sharma has been included to take part in the unofficial test match vs New Zealand A from 16-19 of November which will also include the likes of Murali Vijay, Ajinkya Rahane and Prithvi Shaw. The match will give Rohit the all important practice with the red ball ahead of the all important test series that starts on 6th December.
It will therefore be very hectic for Rohit to complete the game and then travel to Australia the next day for the first T20I. Former Indian pacer, Zaheer Khan believe that the travel from New Zealand will suck all his energy and make him tired to take part in the 1st T20.
“He might miss is a T20I. Ya. It’s pretty hard otherwise. The travel does make you tired and takes that energy out. And also the game is not played in Australia, which is very tough to get your head around what exactly is the thought process behind it,” Zaheer told Cricbuzz.
In case Rohit misses the 1st T20, it will be interesting to see how Virat Kohli changes the balance of the team. Rohit had captained India to a T20 series whitewash vs Windies in the absence of Kohli two days back.