Injured Rohit Sharma ruled out of India’s second Test against Bangladesh: Report | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Injured India captain Rohit Sharma has reportedly been ruled out of the second Test against Bangladesh from Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhakafrom December 22.
According to a report by Cricbuzz, Rohit, who missed the first test in Chattogram after injuring his thumb in the second ODI against Bangladesh, will no longer travel to Dhaka.
With Rohit not traveling to Dhaka, vice-captain KL Rahul will continue to lead India in the second and final Test of the series which India currently leads by 1-0, having won the first Test at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram by 188 points.
The report says news of Rohit’s unavailability emerged on Monday (December 19) after it was discovered that the skipper’s thumb had not fully healed and was suffering from a bit of stiffness.
“Given the important assignments ahead for the Indian team, BCCI, the selection committee and team management have decided not to risk him at this stage,” the report added.
After the Indian tour in Bangladesh, they will start their home season against Sri Lanka, featuring three T20Is and as many ODIs, from January 3, 2023, in Mumbai.
“It was learned that Rohit, currently in Mumbai, would have passed the test, but concerns remained about the risk involved during the pitch. The medical team and team management felt that the injury could become serious on the pitch if he gets injured again on that thumb,” the report further states.
Rohit had injured his left thumb in the second ODI against Bangladesh and had to return home to Mumbai to see a specialist to treat the injury. With him now not available for the dhaka trialIndia have avoided a big selection headache.
In Chattogram Test victory, Shubman Gill had scored his first test hundred in the second inning, while Rahul, Rohit’s alternate and alternate captain, had a quiet game with the bat. If Rohit was available for Dhaka Test, it would have been a huge dilemma for the team management to drop Rahul or Gill.


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