India Squad WI Series: Great news, Rohit Sharma returns to lead side after clearing fitness test – Follow Live updates

India Squad WI Series: Rohit Sharma passes fitness test – Rohit Sharma passed his fitness test on Wednesday and will side for…

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India Squad WI Series: Rohit Sharma passes fitness test – Rohit Sharma passed his fitness test on Wednesday and will side for the West Indies series. While Rohit was supposed to visit the NCA this weekend, the selectors wanted to understand if he is fit to lead ahead of team selection. The selection meeting took place on Wednesday. However, Ravindra Jadeja is yet to be 100% and missed out on the series. Follow IND vs WI Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

After clearing the fitness test, Rohit Sharma is now available to lead the side. This will be the first time that Rohit will lead the side with Virat Kohli present in the team. After Kohli resigned from the T20 captaincy and was removed from the ODI leadership role. Rohit was handed over the captaincy role in white-ball formats and is now set to take charge of the Test team as well after Kohli vacated the post following Kohli’s resignation. Vice-captain KL Rahul will also be unavailable for the 1st ODI as he is on an extended break. He will join from 2nd ODI.

India Squad WI Series: Great news, Rohit Sharma returns to lead side after clearing fitness test – Follow Live updates

India squad for WI Series: 

T20I squad: Batsmen: Rohit Sharma (Capt), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Wicket-keepers: KL Rahul (vc), Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Allrounders: Venkatesh Iyer, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Spinners: Ravi Bishnoi, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pace bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel

ODI squad: Batsmen: Rohit Sharma (Capt), KL Rahul (vc), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer; Wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant (wk); Allrounders: Deepak Hooda, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar; Spinners: Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi; Seamers: Deepak Chahar, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan

India Squad WI Series: Great news, Rohit Sharma returns to lead side after clearing fitness test – Follow Live updates

“Yes, Rohit cleared fitness test. He arrived early at the NCA. It was just a customary test since he had already recovered. He is good to go. The squad should be announced in the next few hours or tomorrow. It is up to the selectors,” a top BCCI official told InsideSport.IN on Wednesday.

India Squad WI Series: Great news, Rohit Sharma returns to lead side after clearing fitness test – Follow Live updates

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India Squad WI Series: Great news, Rohit Sharma returns to lead side after clearing fitness test - Follow Live updates

Rohit Sharma will be joined by other Team India members after a short one week break before the team leaves for Ahmedabad for a short camp in the first week of February.

“After the week-long break, there will be a short camp in Ahmedabad with Rohit joining in. The camp is to prepare for the ODI and T20I series,” said the official.

India Squad WI Series: Great news, Rohit Sharma returns to lead side after clearing fitness test – Follow Live updates

India vs WI Series: All you need to know

  • The selection committee named the squads for three-match ODI and T20I series.
  • Rohit Sharma cleared the fitness test and is currently in the meeting with the selection committee.
  • From there, the players will leave for Ahmedabad for a short camp.
  • They will spend three days in quarantine before entering the bio-bubble.
  • From Ahmedabad, the team will travel to Kolkata for a three-match T20I series.
  • Ravi Bishnoi is the new face in the team while Deepak Hooda has been recalled after four years for the ODI team.
  • Venkatesh Iyer and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been relegated to T20I squad.
  • Jasprit Bumrah has been rested.
  • Kuldeep Yadav has made a stunning comeback to the squads in absence of Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin. Rahul Chahar is also missing.

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Ahead of the short camp, the players will have a three-day quarantine period before entering bio-bubble for the series. After completing three-match ODIs in Ahmedabad, the team will travel to Kolkata for a three-match T20I series.

The selectors asked Rohit Sharma to work on his fitness with a packed calendar in 2022. As he is set to be named the captain of the Test team ahead of the Sri Lanka series, selectors did not want to rush his return. But apart from working with NCA physios, Rohit Sharma worked with his personal trainer and lost around 6kgs weight during the month. Now, he is match-fit having passed the fitness test on Wednesday.

“The selection is obvious. Rohit is the captain of the white-ball teams and the next in line are yet to prove their worth as captains. As long as Rohit is fit and wants to continue playing all three formats, he will lead the side. We will have a discussion after WTC Final of the cycle and go about it,” a selection committee source told InsideSport.

India Squad WI Series: Great news, Rohit Sharma returns to lead side after clearing fitness test – Follow Live updates

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