Rohit Sharma has been declared match for the T20I sequence opener in opposition to Bangladesh. © AFP
After being hit on the left facet of his stomach throughout coaching on the Arun Jaitley Stadium right here on Friday, stand-in India skipper Rohit Sharma has been cleared by the BCCI’s medical workforce to play within the opening T20I of the three-match sequence in opposition to Bangladesh on Sunday. A media launch issued by the BCCI stated: “Rohit Sharma was hit on the left facet of his stomach whereas batting within the nets immediately. The BCCI medical workforce has confirmed that he’s match and obtainable for the primary T20I after evaluation of his harm.”
Rohit, who was taking throwdowns from batting coach Vikram Rathour and Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Seneviratne on the nets, left the observe session halfway after he was hit and did not return to bat.
Within the absence of Virat Kohli, the onus of batting lies primarily on Rohit, who has been in prolific type in current instances. After slamming 5 centuries within the World Cup within the UK earlier this yr, the right-handed batter made an emphatic begin as an opener in Take a look at cricket, hitting three tons of, together with a double ton, in opposition to South Africa within the recently-concluded sequence which India received Three-Zero.