India’s Test captain Rohit Sharma could not fully recover from the injury. He has also been ruled out of the second match after missing the first Test against Bangladesh.
After undergoing treatment for a thumb injury in Mumbai, he was about to join the team in Bangladesh. Fast bowler Navdeep Saini was also ruled out of the second Test. He has muscle cramps.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that Rohit Sharma and Navdeep Saini will not play the second Test. Along with this, BCCI has also released the updated squad for the second match. The rest of the players in place of Saini and Rohit remain intact in the team.
Fast bowler Navdeep Saini is not fit for the second Test due to a hamstring strain. The BCCI medical team advised him not to play the Test match.
On the advice of the medical team, the management will send him to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. His fitness will be worked on at NCA.
If Rohit Sharma was fit, he would have definitely played the second Test because of being the captain. A player playing the first Test in his place would have had to vacate the place.
But, BCCI has confirmed that Rohit will not play the second Test. In such a situation, Team India can enter the second test along with playing 11 of the first test.
Lokesh Rahul will captain the team. Shubman Gill will open with him. Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas Iyer will be in the middle order. Rishabh Pant will do wicketkeeping. Ravichandran Ashwin, Akshar Patel, and Kuldeep Yadav will be the 3 spinners of the team.
Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Siraj will be the main fast bowlers of the team. Gill will open in Rohit’s absence. He scored a century in the first Test against Bangladesh.
India captain Rohit Sharma got injured during the second match of the ODI series. His thumb was injured while fielding. He had definitely batted in the match and had also scored fifty. But, after the match, he returned to Mumbai for treatment.
After the treatment, it was told in the media reports that Rohit would play the second test. But, the medical team has advised Rohit not to play the match. On the advice of the medical team, the BCCI decided to keep Rohit out of the second Test.
KL Rahul (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Saurabh Kumar, and Jaydev Unadkat.