The Indian team management has decided not to risk injured opener Rohit Sharma for their crucial match against England of the tri-series on January 30 and also for the final in case they qualifies for it.
Rohit suffered a hamstring injury during the opening encounter where he scored a splendid 138 against Australia. “Chances of Rohit playing in the tri-series even if India reaches final is next to nil. He is recovering but the Indian team management does not want to risk a key player with the World Cup starting in less than three weeks,” a source close to the team management told PTI on Tuesday.
“The physio said after having a look at the MRI reports that Rohit needed a week’s rest and after that could start training. With Shikhar Dhawan completely out of form, they do not want to risk Rohit in this tournament as they have a World Cup to play. The February 8 and 10 warm-up games against Australia and Afghanistan will serve as Rohit’s match-fitness test,” the source informed.