Sourav Ganguly, Chairman of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), update on the availability of Rohit Sharma for the tour of Australia. Rohit was ruled out for the Test, ODI and T20I series following a hamstring injury during the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Rohit has been warming the benches since the Mumbai Indians (MI) double super over game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Mumbai International Cricket Stadium. Kieron Pollard is heading the Mumbai-based franchise and has already led the team to Qualifier 1 in Dubai.
Meanwhile, Ganguly said that Rohit can be chosen if he attains the desired level of fitness. Apart from this, Sourav, who is also a former Indian cricketer, said Ishant Sharma, Who is also injured, will join the Test team. Ganguly mentioned that both could be sent later as flights to Australia are available.
“We are monitoring Ishant and Rohit. Ishant was not dismissed completely. He will be a part of the Test series. With Rohit, we want him to be fit for Australia. If he is fit, I am sure the selectors will reconsider their position, ”Ganguly said in Hindustan Times.
Sourav Ganguly says that India has launched a fast attack for the match with Australia
Ganguly feels that India’s job will not be easy because Australia’s batting David Warner, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschgane. But according to Sourav, India has made a pace attack to compete with the star-student Australian batting lineup.
“Australia is always tough in Australia. They will be much stronger with the return of Smith and Warner. Players like Labaschagane have become better. It will be a good test for India, but they are capable of winning. This will be a good series. This is a 50-50 chance for both teams. Runs across the board will be important. Whoever bats well will win the series, ”he said.
He said, ‘India has the pace to match Australia. There is (Jasprit) Bumrah, (Mohammed) Shami, (Navdeep) Saini. This attack is as good as Australia, ”Ganguly said.
The tour is scheduled to mark India’s return to the international circuit amid the COVID-19 epidemic. He last played at the highest level during the New Zealand tour in February.