In an unfortunate turn of events, Indian captain Rohit Sharma has been taken to hospital for scans after he hurt his left hand while attempting to take a catch in the second ODI against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur.
“India Captain Rohit Sharma suffered a blow to his thumb while fielding in the 2nd ODI. The BCCI Medical Team assessed him. He has now gone for scans,” said BCCI in a statement.
The incident happened on the fourth ball of the second over of Bangladesh’s innings when a good length delivery from pacer Mohammed Siraj found the outside edge of opener Anamul Haque Bijoy’s bat. The ball went low to Rohit, who was stationed at slip dropped the catch after the ball hit him on his thumb.
Rajat Patidar has replaced him as a substitute on the field while vice-captain KL Rahul has taken over the charge of the team in the absence of Rohit Sharma. Team India would be hoping that the injury to their captain is not serious.
As for the match, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. For India, Umran Malik has replaced Kuldeep Sen, who complained of back stiffness following the first ODI against Bangladesh on Sunday.
Apart from Kuldeep, India made another change to their playing XI. Experienced all-rounder Axar Patel, who was not available for selection due to a niggle in the ODI series opener, has regained his fitness and has replaced Shahbaz Ahmed in the team.