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Injured Rohit Sharma to miss second Bangladesh Test: Report

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Last updated on 19 Dec 2022 | 06:59 AM
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Injured Rohit Sharma to miss second Bangladesh Test: Report

The Indian captain missed the first Test after injuring his thumb during the ODI series

Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka, starting on Thursday (December 22), Cricbuzz reported on Monday (December 19). 

The Indian captain missed the first Test after injuring his thumb during the ODI series and it was KL Rahul who led India to a thumping 188-run victory.

The 35-year-old even missed the third ODI and travelled back to Mumbai for treatment. He was expected to recover before the second Test but the right-handed opener still has a little bit of stiffness and the management doesn’t want to risk him ahead of the upcoming season.

Since taking over as the Test captain, Rohit has led India just twice - both against Sri Lanka in March this year. Rohit, however, is expected to be available for the white-ball series (three ODIs and as many T20Is) against Sri Lanka next month. 

Abhimanyu Easwaran, who is coming off the back of 141 and 157 against Bangladesh A, was named as Rohit's replacement for the opening encounter and is now likely to stay with the Indian set-up for the second Test as well.

In his absence, Shubman Gill opened the innings alongside KL Rahul and scored a stunning century in the second innings. India won the Test quite easily and would look to seal the deal in Dhaka.

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