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Will Rohit Sharma play in the Test series vs Bangladesh?

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Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the first Test against Bangladesh that starts on 14 December. The 34-year-old injured his thumb whilst fielding in the second ODI in Mirpur last week.

A statement from BCCI Secretary Jay Shah read, “India captain Rohit Sharma met with a specialist in Mumbai for his left thumb injury. He has been advised appropriate management for this injury and will not be available for the first Test against Bangladesh. The BCCI Medical Team will take a call on his availability for the second and final Test at a later stage.”

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Rohit had to be taken to a hospital to get his scans done after he hurt his thumb whilst fielding in the slip cordon in the second over of the match that was bowled by pacer Mohammed Siraj. However, he garnered tremendous applause for his valour to come oput to bat at number nine in the 46th over with India requiring 59 runs off 29 deliveries.

With three fours and five sixes, Rohit notched 51 off 28 deliveries but was unable to take India over the finishing line as they eventually fell short by five runs of Bangladesh’s first-innings score of 271 runs.

First, India let Bangladesh run away with the game after downing them to 69/6. Mehidy Hasan’s century along with Mahmadullah’s 77 ensured that the home side got to 271 at the end of 50 overs. The visitors, however, were unable to pace the chase well as they fell quite short of the target despite half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer (82), Axar Patel (56) and Rohit as well.

“He had to go to the hospital. There was a dislocation in his hand. He has to set it, take a couple of injections and then get back to the field. Credit to him, he was very determined to have a go out and take a chance. It was amazing how close he got us,” Dravid appreciated Rohit’s efforts.

Abhimanya Easwaran has been named as Rohit’s replacement for the first Test.

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