Captain Rohit Sharma gave a worrying statement before the 3rd ODI match against Australia

The captain of Indian cricket team Rohit Sharma said on Tuesday that he has only 13 players to choose from for the final ODI match between India and Australia cricket team in Rajkot Shubhman Gill was not available for the selection after the squad was hit by a viral sickness while fast bowlers Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Shami along with all-rounder Hardik Pandya decided to go back home. While there is not much tension among the team management as the side has already sealed the three-match series against Australia, they would like all the players to regain match fitness in time for the upcoming Cricket World Cup 2023.
During the prematch press conference, Rohit said, “We have got a lot of players who are sick and not available; a lot of players have personal problems, so they have gone home, and a few of the guys have been rested as well. We have got 13 players at this point in time.”
He further said, “Obviously, Gill has been rested, and Shami, Hardik, and Shardul have all gone home... Again, personal things. Axar, obviously, is not available for this game.”
Rohit said the viral sickness going around the group has added to the uncertainty.

Sep 26, 2023 1:31 PM