Rohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma need to be on flight in ‘next 4-5 days’ to play Tests: Ravi Shastri | Cricket News
India head coach Ravi Shastri stated that Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma should be on the flight to Australia within the “subsequent 4 or 5 days” if they’re to participate within the Take a look at collection in opposition to Australia.
Rohit is presently on the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) recovering a hamstring harm and might be lacking the restricted overs leg of India’s tour of Australia which begins on November 27.
“He is (Rohit) going by some checks on the NCA they usually’re clearly going to determine [for] how lengthy he must take a break,” Shastri stated, talking to ABC Sport.
“However issues may get tough if he is requested to attend for too lengthy, [because] you then’re speaking of the quarantine once more, which could make it actually powerful for even him to come back simply in time for the Take a look at collection.”
Shastri stated that Rohit was by no means thought of for the restricted overs leg, which incorporates three ODIs and three T20Is earlier than the primary Take a look at which can begin on December 17 in Adelaide. A 14-day quarantine is the present norm in Australia amid Covid-19 and India are additionally anticipated to play a three-day warm-up match on December 11.
“He was by no means going to play the white-ball collection, they have been simply seeking to see how lengthy he wanted the remainder, as a result of you possibly can’t afford to be resting for too lengthy,” Shastri stated. “If it is advisable play within the Take a look at collection or any red-ball cricket, you have to be on the flight within the subsequent three or 4 days. In the event you aren’t, then it should be powerful.”
“It is a comparable case to Rohit,” Shastri stated of Ishant. “You do not actually know the way rapidly he’ll be obtainable to fly out. Like I stated, if anybody has to play within the Take a look at collection, he needs to be on the flight within the subsequent 4 or 5 days. In any other case, it’s totally tough.”