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IND v SA: ODI Team Selection Postponed Due to Rohit Sharma’s Fitness

The BCCI has decided to postpone the ODI selection committee meeting until the end of the month in order to gain a better understanding of new white-ball captain Rohit Sharma’s left hamstring ailment.

The BCCI has decided to postpone the ODI selection committee meeting until the end of the month in order to gain a better understanding of new white-ball captain Rohit Sharma’s left hamstring ailment.

Rohit has been undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), but he may still require some time to fully recover.

Both Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel have been ruled out of contention. “We’ll make a decision on Rohit closer to the selection day,” a top BCCI official told PTI on condition of anonymity.

“The team selection meeting will take place after the first Test.” The BCCI has yet to decide whether it will take place on December 30 or 31. Rohit is putting in a lot of effort to get in shape, but hamstring issues are different from other injuries.

R Ashwin has returned to ODI cricket after a four-year break due to the unavailability of Jadeja and Axar.

The selection meeting was supposed to happen right after the Hazare Trophy, but it was postponed to allow Rohit a chance to pass his fitness test.

KL Rahul will lead India in a bilateral series for the first time if Rohit does not recover in time for the ODIs.

“It’s likely that Rohit will not be ready by the selection cut-off, but with the first ODI still three weeks away, he’ll have enough time to train with the team and regain full fitness as the match approaches.”

“He can be chosen in that situation, but only if he is physically healthy.” “These are issues that the chairman of selectors, Chetan Sharma, needs to look into,” the person said.

Venkatesh Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad are the two youngsters who will be picked in the ODI squad based on their performance in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

M Shahrukh Khan’s name may be included, as he wowed everyone as a finisher during the Hazare Trophy.

It will be intriguing to see if he is chosen for this tour or if he is kept in reserve for the home T20 series against Sri Lanka and the West Indies.

Shikhar Dhawan, the seasoned opener, may be retained despite his dismal showing in the domestic league.

@BCCI on Twitter provided this image.

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