Rohit Sharma rested for India A's first unofficial Test against New Zealand to ease workload ahead of Australia T20Is

Rohit Sharma, who has made a comeback to the Test side, will now leave for Australia with India's T20 squad on Friday.

Press Trust of India, November 13, 2018

New Delhi: Keeping in mind his recent workload, Rohit Sharma was on Tuesday rested for India A's first unofficial Test in New Zealand after being named in the squad originally.

Rohit, who has made a comeback to the Test side, will now leave for Australia with India's T20 squad on Friday.

"Rohit Sharma has been advised rest by the BCCI Medical Team in consultation with the team management and the All-India Senior Selection Committee. The decision was taken keeping in mind his recent workload," said the BCCI in a statement.

Rohit Sharma is currently experiencing a wave of success with the bat in white-ball cricket, scoring his fourth T20I ton in his latest outing. AP

Rohit Sharma is currently experiencing a wave of success with the bat in white-ball cricket. AP

The senior batsman has made the Test team on the back of his stellar performances in limited overs cricket.

He was picked for the four-day game alongside senior players such as Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay, Hanuma Vihari, Parthiv Patel and young Prithvi Shaw, who are all part of the India squad for the four-Test series in Australia.

India A coach Rahul Dravid had pointed out that playing in New Zealand ahead of the Australia tour would provide valuable match time to the senior players.

But unlike the other Australia-bound players present in New Zealand, Rohit captained India in the ODI and T20 series against the West Indies in the absence of Virat Kohli, who too was rested ahead of the important assignment Down Under.

The first of the three unofficial Test begins in Mount Maunganui from Friday.

The selectors have not named Rohit's replacement and the team will be picked from the 14-member squad. With the seniors playing only the opening game, a separate squad was named for the second and third four-day matches.

Rohit will now have only one red-ball practice game ahead of the first Test beginning December 6 at Adelaide. Before that, he will play the three-match Twenty20 series, starting November 21 at The Gabba.

India A squad for 1st four-day game against New Zealand A: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), M Vijay, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, Parthiv Patel (wicket-keeper), K Gowtham, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Rajneesh Gurbani, Vijay Shankar, KS Bharat (wicket-keeper).

Updated Date: Nov 13, 2018



fp-mobile




Top Stories

RankTeamPointsRating
1India4397116
2England5310108
3South Africa3712106
4New Zealand2834105
5Australia3663102
6Sri Lanka388893
RankTeamPointsRating
1England6918126
2India7000121
3New Zealand4803112
4South Africa4985111
5Pakistan4370102
6Australia3980100
RankTeamPointsRating
1Pakistan4979138
2India5298126
3England2586118
4Australia3266117
5South Africa2502114
6New Zealand2803112

viralnova.com, theblaze.com, telegraaf.nl, tabnak.ir, prothom-alo.com, smh.com.au, tutorialspoint.com, fandango.com, littlethings.com, almasryalyoum.com,