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Opener Rohit and vice-captain Rohit were exiled from SA Test matches due to an injury to the hamstring

Opener and vice-captain Rohit were exiled from SA Test matches due to an injury to the hamstring: 

Rohit Sharma exiled from South Africa Test series.

The BCCI press release included Rohit Sharma’s left hamstring injury and his later withdrawal from the 3-Test series in South Africa. Still, it did not name a stop-gap vice-captain. 

This week, Rohit has replaced Ajinkya Rahane as Virat Kohli’s substitute in Tests. Since the former has been removed, the role has been made open for an out-of-country tour.

“Vice-captain isn’t decided in the present moment,” said a BCCI official, offering a throwback to a time when the cricket board was not in the habit of publicly naming vice-captains.

The BCCI press release stated: “Team India Test vice-captain Rohit Sharma suffered an injury to his left hamstring in his practice session in Mumbai yesterday. 

Rohit Sharma has been disqualified from the forthcoming three-match Test series in South Africa. South Africa. 

Priyank Panchal will take the place of Rohit Sharma within the Test squad. 

The report is that the BCCI medical team is currently assessing Rohit’s injuries to determine whether it’s a strain to the hamstring or tears.

 The scan results doe’s not released yet. So it’s unclear how Rohit will be able for Three ODIs that will play in the wake of this Test match. 

Indians’ first Test series in South Africa starts on December 26. The first ODI begins on January 19.

Concerning Test vice-captaincy in the Test series, the selectors have two options: returning to Rahane or encouraging KL Rahul for his role.

 Rahul was already named as Rohit’s substitute in cricket limited-overs, proving the existence of a clear succession plan.

The issue is slightly tricky in the longer format. Rahul was back in the Test team on his England tour earlier this year, following an absence of two years. 

Although he scored an unbeaten century and a half-century in challenging conditions, he has not yet established his position in the Test game. The coming South Africa tour would be a big test for the player.

Selectors still haven’t decided on Kohli’s replacement.

Rahane was Kohli’s long-running deputy and highly efficient in his role as stand-in captain; winning the series in Australia this season, despite the squad that drained of players, was the crowning achievement.

 after a prolonged slump in form (averaging 19.57 in the past 12 Tests), the middle-order batsman is on the edge of the dangerous line. “Rahane’s exile as vice-captain was an explicit warning signal for him. 

As a senior player of the side, he is expected to be more involved,” a top BCCI official said to this newspaper in the last week.

Shreyas Iyer’s rise to prominence has provided the team with a middle-order solid option.

 And if the 33-year old is allowed to return to vice-captaincy, it will be difficult to remove him from the starting eleven. 

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Three years ago, when he was in South Africa, Kohli and the then director of the team Ravi Shastri did precisely that for the opening two Tests in the series.

Returning Rohit the new twist of events will result in India without one of their top Test players the current calendar year for the trip to a country that isn’t yet accomplished.

 In the past twelve months, the opener has scored 906 runs over 11 Tests, with an average of 47.68, which includes two hundred. 

It will also make it necessary for the team to change its opening lineup.

Which is a departure from the KL Rahul and Rohit pair, who performed well during the trip to England. 

With Shubman Gill also not in the team due to a shin problem, India’s starting options are restricted by Mayank Agarwal and Panchal, along with Rahul.

Agarwal has returned to form, scoring his century at the end of the 2nd Test with New Zealand at Wankhede earlier this month. However, his record in the overseas arena requires significant improvement. 

In nine Tests played away from home, He recorded 455 runs with a rate of 26.76

In seven Tests at home, in contrast, Panchal has scored an average of 83.90 with 839 runs, including four hundred. 

Panchal is the Gujarat opener recognized for his consistent performance in cricket at home. 

He’s just returned from playing for India A in the unofficial tests during South Africa.

As of now, injuries continue to come and resurface for Rohit. He was injured with an injury to his hamstring during the 2021 IPL. As a result, he was not part of the initial India team that traveled to Australia. 

Then he was a part of the team for the two final Tests. However, Rohit had discomfort in his left knee on the England tour in the fourth Test. 

He probably would have been unable to play the Fifth Test had the match was not postponed by Covid.

 The possibility of recurrence could be the reason for worry for the BCCI and the national selectors, given that Rohit is the captain of the white ball with there are two World Cups – T20 World Cup next year and the 50-over World Cup in 2023 – are scheduled for the coming two years.

At 34, Rohit is the oldest player globally; Rohit is a year older than Kohli.

The majority of team members have enrolled in this camp in Mumbai today.

 We have learned that Rohit, as well as Kohli and Rahane, have requested quarantine at home. BCCI grants this.


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