The BCCI has determined to delay the choice committee assembly for the ODIs in South Africa until the top of this month to get a transparent image on new white-ball captain Rohit Sharma‘s left-hamstring harm standing. Rohit has been doing his rehabilitation programme on the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) but it surely might nonetheless take a while for the Indian captain to regain full health.
“The group choice assembly will occur after the primary Check. It might be on December 30 or thirty first however the BCCI is but to take a ultimate name. Rohit is pulling all stops to get match however hamstring accidents are a bit completely different from different accidents.
“It has been learnt that Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel are unavailable for choice. About Rohit, a name will probably be taken nearer to the choice date,” a senior BCCI official informed PTI on situations of anonymity.
Jadeja and Axar’s unavailability has opened the door for R Ashwin to make an ODI comeback after 4 years.
Earlier, the choice assembly was alleged to be held simply after Hazare Trophy but it surely has been pushed again solely to make sure that Rohit will get an opportunity to go the health check.
In case Rohit just isn’t slot in time for the ODIs, KL Rahul will probably be main India for the primary time in a bilateral sequence.
“It might effectively occur that Rohit just isn’t match by the point of choice cut-off however then with the primary ODI nonetheless three weeks away, he might get sufficient time to be with the group and regain full health nearer to the date.
“In that case, he may be chosen topic to health. These are issues that chairman of selectors Chetan Sharma must verify,” the official mentioned.
As of now, Venkatesh Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad are the 2 children who will probably be a part of the ODI squad on the idea of their efficiency in Vijay Hazare Trophy.
M Shahrukh Khan’s identify, who has impressed every body as a finisher throughout the Hazare Trophy, would possibly come up for dialogue.
It must be seen whether or not selectors choose him for this tour or hold him prepared for the house sequence towards Sri Lanka and West Indies as a T20 choice.
Shikhar Dhawan, the veteran opener regardless of his poor run of kind within the home occasion, is likely to be retained.
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