Rohit stated, “I mean there are definitely some injury concerns.” “We have to get to the bottom. It’s not clear to me what it is. Perhaps they are playing too much cricket. We must monitor these guys because they should be 100% when they come to India.
Ravindra Jadeja or Mohammed Shami are unlikely be to recover in sufficient time to participate in the two-match Test series versus Bangladesh, which begins in Chattogram on December 14. Both players had missed the previous ODI series due to injuries. India will likely bring in Saurabh Kumar (Navdeep Saini) to replace them. Both Saurabh as well as Saini currently make up the India A side, which is also on tour to Bangladesh.
Shami is still suffering from a shoulder injury, and Jadeja is still recovering from a knee operation he had in September. Shami sustained the injury in a training session shortly after his return from Australia, where India lost the semi final of the T20. World Cup last month.
Saurabh from Uttar Pradesh could make his debut in the role of a replacement for Jadeja. He He has been a consistent performer at the Ranji Trophy. In the ongoing unofficial Test series against Bangladesh, he has been the highest wicket-taker with ten runs at an average of 15.30. Saurabh is also capable of contributing with the bat lower down in the order, as he proved during his 39-ball 55 at Sylhet on Wednesday.
If he is promoted to the senior side, Saini will join Umesh Yodav and Shardul Thakur as India’s seam-bowling options. After injuring his thumb in the second ODI at Mirpur on Wednesday, Rohit Sharma, the captain is doubtful for the Test-series opener. Rohit has since been back in Mumbai to see a specialist. However, the BCCI is yet not to provide any updates.
After India conceded the ODI series by 2-0. Rohit expressed frustration at India’s growing injury list. Deepak Chahar (hamstring strain), Kuldeep Sen (stiff back), are also on that list.