Rohit Sharma gets almost fit for action, likely to be available for West Indies series

Rohit Sharma gets almost fit for action, likely to be available for West Indies series

Rohit missed the SA series due to a hamstring injury.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

India’s limited-overs skipper Rohit Sharma missed the series against South Africa due to a hamstring injury but the latest reports around him are all positive. It has been reported that Sharma is close to getting fully fit and could be seen in a six-match limited-overs series against West Indies. Rohit who was made the full-time skipper of limited overs and India’s deputy in whites sustained an injury during the net session prior to the SA series.

Injuries have been a long-time friend of the Mumbai batter and he has missed a lot of matches owing to the same. As per BCCI’s rules, each and every player has to appear for fitness tests at NCA before being given a nod to play. The selection committee only gets to know their availability after this fitness test.

“Rohit’s rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) is going pretty well. He is expected to be okay for the West Indies series. It’s still close to three weeks from now before the first ODI is played in Ahmedabad on February 6,” said a BCCI source on conditions of anonymity as quoted by My Khel.

Rohit Sharma might be in line to take India’s Test captaincy

As Virat Kohli recently stepped down from India’s Test captaincy, it becomes all the more important for Rohit to stay fit for the upcoming series. BCCI is currently mulling over the next option for leading India in whites. Though KL Rahul can be a great option with respect to future prospects and age being on his side, Rohit’s performances across formats stand to be outstanding. And, he may be in line to become India’s skipper in all three formats going ahead. For now, KL would be leading men in blue in ODIs against SA.

“Rohit Sharma should be the bridge before BCCI is confident about the next young India captain that they want the team to lead for at least five years. This ICC World Test Championship cycle should be about giving it to an experienced hand rather than someone, whose leadership credentials aren’t proof enough,” a senior BCCI official added.