Sourav Ganguly, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has hinted at a major update on the availability of Rohit Sharma during the tour of India’s to Australia in November. It is familiar that team India is good to go to visit Australia after IPL 2020 for the 3-ODI series, 3-T20I, and 4-Test series. The first game of the visit will start on November 27.
Last week, the BCCI announced the India squad for all the three formats of the tour. The exclusion of the Indian limited-overs vice-captain, Rohit Sharma, has been the biggest exclusion for this series. The BCCI said in an explanation that the medical team would screen Rohit’s wellness, and presently, he isn’t fit to play. That is the cause behind why selectors have not chosen him in any of the games in the Australia series.
In any case, people have seen Rohit Sharma attending the training session at the nets in the UAE an hour past the team declaration. His IPL franchise, Mumbai Indians, posted a video of his practice and made things significantly more confusing for the cricket fans.
Sourav Ganguly uncovers the details of India’s upcoming 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.”
The former skipper further added that it is a 50-50 chance for the two teams. He feels that the scoreboard will be significant. Whoever bats well will win the games.
Sourav Ganguly updates about Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma
Ganguly said that the board is checking on Ishant and Rohit regularly. Ishant isn’t totally out of the team. He will end up playing in the Test matches. With Rohit, he said that the team needs him to be fit for Australia. At some stage, when he passes the fitness criteria, Ganguly is sure that the selectors would reconsider his position.
Currently, Rohit Sharma is in the UAE with Mumbai Indians. MI is the IPL 2020 table- toppers. And Ishant Sharma is going through the recovery phase in India. Ganguly concluded by saying that despite the bio-bubble and quarantine rules, there is always the option of flying both the cricketers later to Australia.
“They can be sent later. There are flights to Australia.”