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Rohit Sharma entitled as India’s vice-captain for remaining Tests against Australia

January 3, 2021

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After a stunning win in Melbourne, fans are happy with Rohit Sharma's return for the last two Test series against Australia. Rohit has completed his 14-day mandatory quarantine in Sydney. The Mumbaikar began his training session with the side this week in Melbourne. The Mumbai Indian captain was injured during the IPL. He missed the ODI and T20I series of the tour along with the first two Tests.

However, he has now fully recovered and will be desperate to put on the India whites again. Simultaneously, the new year has turned lucky for the batsman as the selectors have appointed him the vice-captain of the Tests team. Ajinkya Rahane is currently heading the side in Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma's absence for the remaining two Test matches. Rohit was also a deputy to Virat Kohli in the white-ball formats.

The BCCI officials affirmed the news in its latest press release. This also makes it confident that Rohit has passed the fitness test. Thus, he will be playing the third Test in Sydney.

Rohit Sharma's Test career stats

Talking about Rohit's Test career, he has played 32 matches for India scoring 2141 runs at an average of 46.54. Rohit has also smashed six centuries along with ten half-centuries which also includes a double hundred. Although he has been one of the best limited-overs batsmen, Rohit never fixed his place in Tests. His spot was certain when he started opening the innings during the 2019-20 home season.

He stunned everyone during the three-match Test series against South Africa. He scored truckloads of runs while opening the innings for the first time in the game's purest format. But due to an injury during the New Zealand T20Is, he was out of the subsequent ODIs and Tests. The injury he suffered during the IPL kept him out of the first two Test matches in Australia.

Considering he is back to action and appointed as the vice-captain of the team, Rohit Sharma will perform nicely and lead India from the front. His contribution can help India win the series for the second consecutive time down under.

The Border-Gavaskar series is now 1-1 with both India and Australia winning one Test match each. The third test match is going to take place in Sydney from 7th January whereas the fourth and final Test will at the Gabba in Brisbane from January 15-19.

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