India’s Tour of Aus Update: Virat & Rohit to Miss Parts; Samson In
While Varun Chakravarthy has been ruled out of the T20I series, Rohit Sharma has been named in the Test Squad.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s All-India Senior Selection Committee met on Monday to pick replacements after receiving the injury updates from the medical team.
The injuries, the unavailability, the time that will be taken for players to recover from their respective injuries were all taken into account before naming the replacements.
As per the BCCI’s release, the list is as follows:
At the selection committee meeting held on 26 October 2020, Virat Kohli had informed the BCCI about his plans to return to India after the first Test in Adelaide. The BCCI has granted paternity leave to the Indian captain. He will return after the first Test against Australia in Adelaide.
The BCCI Medical Team has been monitoring Rohit Sharma’s fitness and has briefed All-India Senior Selection Committee on the same. In consultation with Sharma, it has been decided to rest him for the ODIs and T20Is in Australia to regain full fitness and he has been included in India’s Test squad for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The Selection Committee has added Sanju Samson as an additional wicket-keeper to India’s ODI squad.
The senior Indian fast bowler has been undergoing his rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Once he fully recovers and gains sufficient match fitness, he will be added to India’s Test squad.
The spinner has been ruled out of the T20I series owing to a shoulder injury. The selectors have named T Natarajan as a replacement.
The senior Indian wicket-keeper sustained injuries to both his hamstrings during his side’s IPL game on 3rd November. A call on his availability will be taken later.
The young fast bowler will not be able to travel to Australia as he is still working with the medical team on his bowling workload management.
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