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Ban vs Ind: Following injuries, Rohit, Chahar, and Sen will miss third ODI

While fielding, India’s skipper was hit on the left hand. Sen has a sore back and Chahar has a sore hamstring.

Rohit Sharma batting vs Bangladesh

Due to their injuries, Rohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar, and Kuldeep Sen will miss the third ODI against Bangladesh. During the second ODI, Rohit was hit on the left thumb while fielding in the slips. He batted at No. 9 with stitches in his hand, but he is also questionable for the Test series, which begins on December 14 and is part of the World Test Championship.

Chahar strained his hamstring and could only bowl three overs, while Sen sat out with a stiff back.

Rahul Dravid’s verdict

“Kuldeep, Deepak, and Rohit will certainly miss the next game,” India’s head coach Rahul Dravid said after the game. “Kuldeep and Deepak are out of the series, Rohit as well will certainly miss the next game, fly back to Bombay, consult with an expert and see how it is and whether he can come back for the Test matches or not, I’m not sure. It’s too soon to say that. But all three of them won’t play the next game for sure.”

“It [the thumb] is not too great,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation*. “There was a bit of dislocation on the finger and some stitches. Luckily, it’s not a fracture and so that’s a good thing, that’s a positive, which is why I could come out and bat.”

In the second over, bowled by Mohammed Siraj, Rohit was fielding at second slip when Bangladesh opener Anamul Haque edged behind. Even though he had both hands on the ball, Rohit was unable to hang on. When the ball struck his thumb, he walked off the field for treatment and was quickly sent for scans. He returned for this ODI series after missing the white-ball tour of New Zealand, which was immediately following the T20 World Cup in Australia. This is only his third ODI series of the eight that India has played this year.

Likewise, Chahar has had a difficult year due to ailments. Firstly, he tore a quadricep muscle against the West Indies in February. Then, while recuperating from a quad injury at the National Cricket Academy, he had a back problem. He missed the subsequent IPL and didn’t even play again until India’s August trip of Zimbabwe. Unfortunately, a stiff back led him to miss the final two One-Day Internationals against South Africa in October. He was slated to fly to Australia with other reserve players at the end of the series for the T20 World Cup.

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