In the absence of Rohit Sharma, opener KL Rahul will continue to lead Men in Blue for the rest of India vs Bangladesh Test series. After missing the 3rd ODI and the 1st Test match against Bangladesh, now Rohit Sharma will miss the 2nd Test in Mirpur against Bangladesh due to his thumb injury. He will not be traveling to Bangladesh at all and he is currently in Mumbai.
It was found that Rohit’s thumb which was injured during the 2nd ODI of the Bangladesh tour has not fully healed. Reports show that he is suffering from a little bit of stiffness. Considering the important assignments ahead for the team, BCCI and the team management have decided not to risk Rohit at this stage and decided to exclude him from the series.
Rohit Sharma suffered a blow to his thumb while trying to take a catch in the second ODI against Bangladesh. The BCCI medical team assessed him and rushed him to Mumbai for treatment. Since December 7, he has been undergoing treatment.
He can manage to bat in the second Test. But the medical team felt that the injury could get serious on the field if he gets hurt again in the same place. So, the risk has been avoided now by excluding him from the squad.
But the immediate impression is that he will be available for the 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs against Sri Lanka starting on January 3.
KL Rahul will continue to lead Men in Blue for the Test series as India has a 1-0 lead in the series with a 188-run win in Chattogram. In the absence of Rohit, the young opener Shubhman Gill will continue to open the next match with stand-in skipper KL Rahul.
Gill has his maiden Test century in the 1st Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. He has scored a total of 110 runs off 152 runs in the second innings. Cheteshwar Pujara also scored a century in Test cricket after almost 4 years. Kuldeep Yadav who has got 8 wickets and a 40-run knock has been awarded the player of the match.
Indian bowlers struggled against Bangladesh batters and scored 271 runs in a six-wicket loss at the end of Day 4. But Bangladesh was bowled out for 324 runs in reply to a giant 513 runs target set by Men in Blue.
The second Test match will be played on Thursday, 22nd December 2022 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.