Indian coach Ravi Shastri said that Rohit sharma and Ishant Sharma will have to arrive Australia, in the next “four or five days” to be able to participate in the test series against the hosts. “He (Rohit) is taking tests at the NCA and they will obviously decide [for] how long he needs to take a break. But things could get tough if asked to wait too long, [because] then you are talking about midlife again, which could make it very difficult for him even to come just in time for the Test series, ”Shastri told ABC Sport as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.
After arriving in Australia, the two players, who are currently at the NCA in Bengaluru, will undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine period. The Indian team in Australia are scheduled to play a three-day warm-up match on December 11. Therefore, in order to complete their quarantine period on December 10, Rohit and Ishant would have to land in Australia on November 26.
Commenting on Rohit not being on the limited squads, Shastri said: “He was never going to play the white ball streak, they were just looking to see how much time he needed the rest, because you can’t afford to. be it.If you need to play in the Test Series or any red ball cricket, you must be on the flight within the next three or four days. If not, that’s fine. be difficult . “
The Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) announced on November 9 that Ishant is undergoing rehab and that he will be added to the Indian tryout team once he “fully recovers and gains some form. sufficient match “.
Shastri then said: “It’s a similar case to Rohit. 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. in the next four or five days. Otherwise, it’s very difficult. “
India and Australia must lock against each other in three ODIs, three T20Is and four tests. Kohli will only play one test against Australia and then return home after being granted paternity leave from BCCI.
The first test between India and Australia kicks off on December 17th at the Adelaide Oval and this match will be a match day and night. The four-game series will be part of the World Test Championship (WTC).
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