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Rohit, Chahar and Sen ruled out of third ODI against Bangladesh with injuries

Rohit Sharma, Deepak Chahar and Kuldeep Sen have been dominated out of the third ODI in opposition to Bangladesh due to their respective accidents. Rohit suffered a blow to his left thumb whereas fielding within the slips throughout the second ODI. He got here out to bat at No. 9, with stitches on his hand, however is a doubt for the Test sequence as effectively, which begins on December 14 and is a part of the World Test Championship.

Chahar harm his hamstring and will bowl solely three overs, whereas Sen sat out of the match with a stiff again.

“Kuldeep, Deepak and Rohit will certainly miss the next game,” India’s head coach Rahul Dravid mentioned after the sport. “Kuldeep and Deepak are out of the series, Rohit as well will certainly miss the next game, fly back to Bombay, consult with an expert and see how it is and whether he can come back for the Test matches or not, I’m not sure. It’s too soon to say that. But all three of them won’t play the next game for sure.”

“It [the thumb] is not too great,” Rohit mentioned on the post-match presentation*. “There was a bit of dislocation on the finger and some stitches. Luckily, it’s not a fracture and so that’s a good thing, that’s a positive, which is why I could come out and bat.”

Rohit was fielding at second slip within the second over, bowled by Mohammed Siraj, when Bangladesh opener Anamul Haque edged behind. Rohit couldn’t maintain on because the ball dipped on him, although he obtained each arms to it. The ball hit his thumb, and he walked off the sphere instantly for remedy, and was despatched for scans quickly after.

He did not come out for the remainder of the Bangladesh innings, with vice-captain KL Rahul main the aspect in his absence.

Rohit didn’t open the innings both, as Virat Kohli moved up a spot to companion Shikhar Dhawan on the prime of the order. He ultimately walked in at No. 9, with India needing 65 to win from 44 balls. He and Chahar, who got here in at No. 8 however did not look 100%, added six off 15 deliveries for the eighth wicket earlier than Ebadot Hossain eliminated Chahar.

Rohit, although, stored attacking and discovering boundaries to carry the equation all the way down to 12 wanted off three balls, after which six off the ultimate supply. But Mustafizur Rahman nailed the yorker to seal the match and the sequence for Bangladesh. Rohit completed on 51 not out off 28 balls, which included three fours and 5 sixes.

“It was phenomenal,” Dravid mentioned of the innings. “I think for him to show that level of courage. He had a serious dislocation, he had to go to the hospital to get that set right, stitches in his hand, a couple of injections to go out and bat. Credit to him, he was really determined to go out and have a go and take a chance and it’s amazing how close he got us with that innings, it was an absolutely phenomenal innings by the skipper. Great courage to be able to go out there and give us a chance.”

Rohit got here again for this ODI sequence after skipping the white-ball tour of New Zealand, which was proper after the T20 World Cup in Australia. This is simply the third ODI sequence he’s taking part in this yr of the eight India have performed. His final ODI sequence was in England in July and, with a concentrate on T20s due to the World Cup, he skipped three video games within the West Indies, three in Zimbabwe, three at residence in opposition to South Africa, and the latest ODIs in New Zealand.

Chahar, in the meantime, has had a troublesome time with accidents this yr. First, he tore a quadricep muscle throughout India’s T20Is in opposition to West Indies in February. Then, he picked up a again subject whereas present process rehab for the quad harm on the National Cricket Academy. He missed the IPL that adopted and didn’t play once more till India’s tour of Zimbabwe in August. But in October, a stiff back ruled him out of the ultimate two ODIs in opposition to South Africa. He was anticipated to journey to Australia on the finish of the sequence together with different reserve gamers for the T20 World Cup.

* The story was up to date at 3pm GMT on December 7, 2022 to incorporate Rohit and Dravid’s quotes.



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