Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the first Test against Bangladesh. Rohit Sharma was rushed to hospital in order to do scans. He injured his left hand while attempting to take a catch in the second ODI against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. Vice-captain KL Rahul had then taken over the captaincy duties. India A captain and Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran is set to replace him in the squad as previously reported.
The incident transpired in the fourth ball of the second over of the Bangladesh innings when India pacer Mohammed Siraj got one to kick from good length to find the outside edge of opener Anamul Haque Bijoy’s bat. The ball went low to Rohit, standing at slip. He got both hands to it but the ball hit the wrong place on his thumb and bounced out. The Indian captain was in discomfort immediately. There was blood on his left palm even as Rohit walked off the field grimacing in pain.
Rohit Sharma sidelined with injury
Abhimanyu Easwaran will take Rohit’s place for the first Test, with KL Rahul captaining India. The Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) added that a call on his availability for the second and final Test will be taken at a later stage.
“India captain Rohit Sharma met with a specialist in Mumbai for his left thumb injury, which he sustained during the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh. He has been advised appropriate management for this injury and will not be available for the first Test against Bangladesh. The BCCI Medical Team will take a call on his availability for the second and final Test at a later stage. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Abhimanyu Easwaran as his replacement for the first Test,” BCCI said in a statement.
BCCI also announced that Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja have been ruled out too after failing to recover from injuries in time as Navdeep Saini and Saurabh Kumar will replace them in the squad while adding Jaydev Unadkat too for the 2-match series.
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