Rohit Sharma, who was serving the 14-days mandatory period in Sydney has been named as the vice-captain of team India for the remaining 2 Test against Australia. Notably, Rohit didn’t travel along with team India to Australia after the conclusion of IPL 2020. He went to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore and completed his rehabilitation.
Rohit Sharma’s promotion for the vice-captain of the Indian team suggests that the Hitman in all likelihood will start for the visitors in the third Test, scheduled to start on January 7 in Sydney.
Natarajan Officially Replaces Umesh Yadav in The Squad
The BCCI confirmed the news in its latest press release which also makes it certain that Rohit Sharma has passed the fitness test and is set to play the third Test in Sydney starting from January 7.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Friday, named the replacement for Injured Umesh Yadav for the remaining Test series against Australia.
Umesh Yadav sustained a calf injury while bowling his fourth over during Australia’s second innings on Day 3 and has been ruled of the remainder of the Test series against Australia.
Updated India squad for last two Tests against Australia: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan.