Rohit Sharma, the Indian ace batsman who was sidelined due to injury has been cleared and will be off to Australia to take part in the last two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test Series in Sydney and Brisbane.
Rohit Sharma is cleared by NCA and will play final two tests against Australia
Rohit Sharma has been cleared by National Cricket Academy(NCA) to compete in the test series against Australia.
This was done after a closely looked final assessment under the supervision of former Indian batsman and NCA Director, Rahul Dravid.
A senior BCCI official said, “Rohit has cleared the fitness test and will soon be flying out to Australia.
The 33-year-old is set to travel to Australia on December 14 which is three days prior to the start of the highly anticipated, Border-Gavaskar Trophy test series.
However, he will not be able to take part from the first test match due to the Australia Government’s strict protocols regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As per the rules, 14 days quarantine period is mandatory for a any visitor from foreign country.
Thereby, he will start training for the final two test matches of the series which will be held in Sydney from January 7 to 11 and in Brisbane from January 15 to 19.
The star batsman was out of action after he sustained a hamstring injury while playing for Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He had injured his left hamstring during a match and was sidelined for four games.
He was also not picked up by the selectors for the Australian tour until he returned to play for Mumbai Indians.
However, earlier in November BCCI announced that he was not included in the squad for the limited-overs format and was rested so that he could ‘regain full fitness’ for the crucial Test series.
It was a curious situation for everyone as even skipper Virat Kohli had asked about the status of Sharma. The Mumbai Indians skipper had travelled to Mumbai instead of Australia following the conclusion of IPL in UAE. Questions were raised by captain Kohli about that.
It was later informed by BCCI that Sharma had returned to his home country for his father’s illness.
India is set to clash with Australia in the prestigious Border-Gavaskar Trophy test series starting from December 17 in Adelaide.
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