Rohit to be selected after gaining fitness: BCCI President
Prolific opening batsman Rohit Sharma was excluded from India’s national team in all formats of the game following his hamstring injury during the ongoing Indian Premier League.
The President for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sourav Ganguly, said that Rohit will retain his place in the team once he will be able to attain the desired level of fitness.
According to reports revealed in the Indian media, Ganguly said,
“We are monitoring Ishant and Rohit. Ishant is not completely out. He will become a part of the Test series. With Rohit, we want him fit for Australia. At some stage if he is fit, I am sure the selectors will rethink his position.”
Ganguly also stated that India’s task will not be easy in down under as David Warner, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne all coming back in the batting line-up.
“Australia in Australia is always tough. They will be a lot stronger with Smith and Warner back. Players like Labuschagne have become better. It will be a good test for India, but they are capable of winning. It will be a good series. It’s a 50-50 chance for both teams. Runs on the board will be important. Whoever bats well will win the series,” he stated.
But BCCI President also praised about India’ pace attack saying the standard pace attack has the ability to restrict Australia’s batting.
“India has the pace attack to match Australia. There is (Jasprit) Bumrah, (Mohammed) Shami, (Navdeep) Saini. The attack is as good as Australia’s,” Ganguly added.
Rohit was unavailable during the ongoing IPL since their last match against Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.