Captain Rohit Sharma ruled out with injury, Abhimanyu Easwaran set to replace him

The BCCI medical team will take a call on Rohit’s availability for the second and final test at a later stage. As of now, the All India Senior Selection Committee has named Abhimanyu Easwaran as his replacement for the first test.

Indian captain Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the first test against Bangladesh on Sunday December 11, starting here on Wednesday December 14 with a thumb injury.

Rohit had injured his left thumb in the second ODI against Bangladesh at Mirpur on December 7.

“Indian Captain Rohit Sharma has seen a specialist in Mumbai for his left thumb injury, which he suffered in the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh. He has been advised of the proper management of this injury and will not be available for the first test against Bangladesh,” the BCCI said in a statement.

“The BCCI medical team will later find out about his availability for the second and final test. The All India Senior Selection Committee has appointed Abhimanyu Easwaran to replace him for the first test.” Pacer Navdeep Saini and uncapped Saurabh Kumar have been named as replacements for injured Mohammad Shami and Ravindra Jadeja.

Left arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat has also been added to the Indian squad.

India team updated for Bangladesh testing:

KL Rahul (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara (vc), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat.


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