NEW DELHI: India's limited-over vice-captain and senior opener Rohit Sharma was on Monday left out of all three squads for the tour of Australia due to a recurring hamstring injury that is set to oust him from the remainder of the Indian Premier League as well.
In Rohit's absence, the inform KL Rahul will be Virat Kohli's deputy in the white-ball teams and is also back in the Test squad after a considerable period of time. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant failed to make the cut for the limited-overs even though he retained his place in the Test squad.
The BCCI Medical Team will continue to monitor the progress of Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a press release announcing the squads.
The tour of Australia comprises three T20 Internationals, as many ODIs, and four Tests. It is set to get underway from November 27.
It is learnt that in the case of Rohit, it might take a good six to eight weeks for complete recovery from the injury that he picked up during the IPL.
It is unlikely that Rohit will take any further part in this year's Indian Premier League. He will have to go back to India and be at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for the rehabilitation, a senior BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
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October 27 2020