AUS vs IND | To be part of Test series, Rohit and Ishant have to be on flight in next 3-4 days: Ravi Shastri

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Ravi Shastri, head coach of the Indian team

India’s head coach Ravi Shastri believes it will be very difficult for Rohit sharma and Ishant sharma to be part of the border-Gavaskar series of tests against Australia if they don’t board the flight within the next three to four days. The series of tests against the Australians begins on September 17 in Adelaide.

Rohit and Ishant are currently at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru recovering from their respective injuries they sustained during IPL 2020 in UAE. They are being strengthened and rehabilitated as they prepare for a comeback to be part of the Test Series where India will defend the Border-Gavaskar Series after scoring a historic 2-1 victory in 2018/19 in Down Under.

“He’s taking tests at the NCA and obviously they’ll decide [for] how long he needs to take a break, “Shastri told ABC Sport of Rohit.” But things could get tough if asked to wait too long, [because] then you are talking about his forties again, which might make it difficult even for him to come just in time for the Test series. “

The Australian government has made the 14-day quarantine mandatory. The series of tests will begin in Adelaide with the game of the pink ball under the lights. Ahead of the match, the Indian team will play a warm-up match on December 11. In order to be part of the warm-up match, they must reach Australia on November 26.

“He was never going to play the white ball series, they were just looking to see how long he needed the rest, because you can’t afford to rest too long,” Shastri said of Rohit not doing so. part of the limited -overs squads. “If you need to play in the Test Series or any red ball cricket, you have to be on the flight within the next three or four days. If you don’t, then it’s going to be tough. . “

Previously, Rohit clarified that he did not opt ​​out of the limited fixtures for the tight schedule, and instead said his hamstrings “felt perfectly fine”. Ishant, meanwhile, began bowling under the watchful eyes of NCA chief Rahul Dravid.

“It’s a similar case to Rohit,” Shastri said. “You don’t really know how fast it will be available to fly. Like I said, if someone is to play in the Test series, they have to be on the flight within the next four or five days. Otherwise, c ‘is very difficult.”

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