If Rohit Sharma is unable to recover in time for the Test series against Bangladesh, which begins on December 14, KL Rahul might take over as India’s captain.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma’s participation in the Test series against Bangladesh remains uncertain, as the 35-year-old faces a race against time to be fit for the two-match series beginning on December 14. The first Test between India and Bangladesh will be held from December 14 to 18 at Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Rohit sustained an injury while playing in the second One-Day International at Mirpur on Wednesday. When the Indian skipper wounded himself while attempting to catch a fish, his left thumb seemed bloodied.
After that, Rohit was brought to the hospital for hand scans, and KL Rahul took over as captain. The 29-year-old is expected to lead the Men in Blue.
In his post-match press conference following India’s defeat on Wednesday, head coach Rahul Dravid revealed that Rohit is out of the third ODI against Bangladesh in Dhaka. He also disclosed that the Indian opener will travel to Mumbai to see a specialist about his thumb issue.
As a result, Rahul, the vice-captain, may come in for Rohit for the Test series and, most likely, the following ODI as well. In addition to Rohit, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami are expected to be ruled out of the Test series, with Saurabh Kumar and Navdeep Saini set to replace them.