India’s limited-overs skipper Rohit Sharma is fit and raring to go to lead the team from the front for the upcoming home series against West Indies. The Men in Blue will cross swords with the Men in Brown in 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is.
The first of the three-match ODI series will go all guns blazing from February 6 in Ahmedabad. India’s tour of South Africa came to a close recently. Proteas defeated Team India by 2-1 in the Test series and won the ODI series by 3-0. Team India came under fire for their worst performance on the field.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar failed to deliver the goods and there are chances that they might be dropped for the upcoming ODI series against West Indies. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma is all set to lead the team. He was ruled out of the Test and ODI series against Proteas due to a left hamstring injury.
Rohit Sharma is fit and ready to lead India for the upcoming series against West Indies
After the end of the three-match ODI series, the T20I series will be held from February 16 to 20 in Kolkata. A senior BCCI source told news agency PTI on conditions of anonymity that Rohit Sharma is fit and ready to play the upcoming series against the West Indies. “Rohit is fit and available for the series against the West Indies,” the source added.
Earlier, the 34-year-old veteran cricketer was spotted training at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. In fact, he has also reduced weight by working on his fitness. “By the time, the West Indies series starts, it will be more than seven and half weeks of rehabilitation and recuperation for Rohit.
“He is already training in Mumbai and is expected to be in Bangalore for the fitness test and get a formal okay from the National Cricket Academy,” the source informed. Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya might make a comeback anytime soon.
“If not against West Indies, then he (Hardik Pandya) will surely be back against Sri Lanka,” the source added. Jasprit Bumrah who played all six games in the rainbow nation might be rested. The likes of Avesh Khan and Harshal Patel might as well make it to the T20 team.