Ahead of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21, Team India got good news. Indian opener Rohit Sharma passed his fitness test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. The right-hander will now leave for Australia next week and join the squad after serving the quarantine period.
Rohit was recovering from the hamstring injury, he got during the Indian T20 League. The India-Australia Test series will kick start with the day-night Test in Adelaide on December 17. Rohit has been ruled out of the first two Tests and he will be available for the selection in Third Test.
The Indian captain earlier questioned the Rohit Sharma’s injury, stating, "Someone like (Wriddhiman) Saha, who also had an injury during the IPL and is here and doing rehab with the team, so we are aware of his progress, and he is on the right path to make sure that he is fit and available in time to play the Test series. And same would have been the case with Ishant and Rohit as well – it would have given them a chance to get themselves fit and be available for the start of the Test series.”
India is struggling to find its best opening slot in the absence of Rohit Sharma. Gill showed good intent in the warm-up fixture and he may start the innings with Mayank Agarwal. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the side in the last three Tests and Rohit Sharma’s inclusion in the remaining two Tests will help Team India to retain the Border Gavaskar Trophy.