Reports: Rohit Sharma conveyed his message to selectors that he wants to play against West Indies
Virat Kohli and Co. will play the 1st T20I of the three-match series against West Indies on the 6th of December at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Updated - Nov 23, 2019 12:17 pm
Rohit Sharma, the Indian opener, has been playing in red-hot form since World Cup 2019. He piled some big runs in the mega-event and also proved his mantle in the Test format as an opener for Team India. Currently, he is playing in the pink-ball Test against Bangladesh.
Soon after the culmination of the series against Bangladesh, the hosts will play three T20Is and ODIs against West Indies and there were rife speculations that the selectors will offer some rest to the opener. But as per the reports, Rohit nowhere looks to settle down too early.
The 31-year-old cricketer has been playing regularly for Team India across all the formats. In the current year, he has already played as many as 25 ODIs, 11 T20Is which is more than the matches played by the Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has been given rest twice.
Selectors wanted to rest Rohit Sharma, but the Indian opener has other plans
MSK Prasad-led selection panel had a prominent discussion over the workload management of the Indian opener, who is close to playing as many as 50 international games in the whole year. On Thursday, the national selection committee was scheduled to meet in order to pick the squad for the T20I and ODI series against West Indies. However, Rohit Sharma didn’t attend the meeting but had passed down his message through Virat Kohli over his selection in the team.
As per reports in Bangalore Mirror, the Indian vice-captain in white-ball cricket doesn’t want to be left out. Rohit feels that he wants to carry on with his peak form. Rohit Sharma didn’t have the best of his games against Bangladesh in the first-ever Day-Night Test. On Day 1, he got out LBW on a brilliant inswinging delivery bowled by Ebadot Hossain. The Indian opener could only score 21 off 35 balls before getting dismissed.
Virat Kohli and Co. will play the 1st T20I of the three-match series against West Indies on the 6th of December at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Earlier, the opener of the series was scheduled to take place at Wankhede, Mumbai.