Australia 2020: Confusion in The Indian Team Regarding Injury

Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of news regarding the injury to Indian players.

There has not been much clarity regarding injuries, which led to a lot of confusion on tour.

Let us now look at the confusing timeline of the Indian players who have faced injuries.

Rohit Sharma:

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Indian Player, Rohit Sharma ,Ruled out of First Two Tests

Rohit Sharma injured his hamstring during the double super over the game against Kings XI Punjab.

Following the injury, Rohit Sharma was left out of the Indian team as his recovery period wasn’t decided.

He sat out of a few IPL games and was later included in the test squad.

He returned for the final stages of the IPL and looked fit to play.

After the IPL, Rohit Sharma went back home to attend his father and went for rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy.

His fitness remained uncertain as Rohit Sharma did not travel with the side to Australia.

After a lot of silence over Rohit Sharma’s entry, the news finally came out that Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the first two tests.

Rohit Sharma himself stated that 25 days would allow him to work on his body and ensure he is ready for the tests.

Amidst all the confusion, Indian Captain Virat Kohli stated his lack of clarity and information.

He said he and the Indian side played the waiting game as Rohit Sharma recovers from his injury.

While Rohit Sharma seems clear on the injury and timeline, the others were left waiting.

Virat Kohli had known about Rohit Sharma’s unavailability initially, but the confusion began after Rohit Sharma’s return to the IPL.

Following the IPL, there was not much news or updates regarding Rohit’s fitness, making it a little confusing.

Ishant Sharma:

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Ishant Sharma Ruled out of entire tour


Before the IPL started, Ishant suffered an injury and couldn’t play the initial games.

He recovered but injured his ribcage again, which ended his IPL.

Following the Injury, Ishant was expected to be back for tests as there have been reports of his recovery.

He managed to recover and was set to make a comeback when another report said he is still not ready for the test match workload.

The change in a decision led to confusion over his fitness as Ishant Sharma looked to match the test level workload.

A few days ago, a report said the Ishant Sharma would not make the first two tests.

As he is still getting up to speed and the quarantine procedures, Ishant Sharma’s return for the first two tests seemed unlikely.

The latest report, however, confirmed Ishant Sharma’s unavailability for the entire tour.

As Ishant Sharma is yet to build upon the bowling workload, he has been ruled out of the entire test series.

The decision put to rest the confusion on Ishant Sharma.

While Ishant Sharma looked to be fit for the first test, his unavailability was stated with a bit more clarity.

Wriddhiman Saha, on the other hand, injured both his hamstrings but traveled with the Indian team to Australia.

His progress has been monitored, and the decision to have him to the rehab in Australia has paid off.

Doing it in Australia helps as he can quarantine and train with the team making it easier for the entire squad to remain on a similar page.

Navdeep Saini complains of Back Spasms

The latest confusion regarding injuries in the Indian team is the one to Navdeep Saini.

Navdeep Saini reportedly complained of back spasms, and the BCCI named T Natarajan in the ODI squad as a back-up.

Hours after the report, Saini turned out in the SCG and played for the Indian team.

He bowled ten overs, and questions were again raised about the clarity in the team.

Sanjay Sanapoori

A mechanical engineering student, who has immense love for cricket. Been a fan of the game since 2009 and would love to stay involved with Cricket someway or the other.