India star to miss first unofficial Test against NZ
India’s star batsman Rohit Sharma will miss the India A’s first unofficial Test against New Zealand. The Indian batsman has been rested by the team management to manage his workload.
Sharma advised rest
The decision to rest the opening batsman was declared by the BCCI through a press release. It said that Rohit Sharma has been advised rest by the BCCI Medical Team in consultation with the team management and the All-India Senior Selection Committee. The decision was taken keeping in mind his recent workload.
The right-hand batsman was part of India’s T20I team that played three T20Is against Windies. Sharma also featured in the five ODIs against Windies and was the captain of India’s team that won the Asia Cup.
Thus Rohit has been in action for sometime in the past and he is also part of India’s Test squad for the series against Australia. Hence, the team management may have decided to give the batsman some rest before he gears up for the Tests.
First unofficial Test to start from November 16
As a part of the preparations for the Australia series, India A team will be playing unofficial Tests against New Zealand in New Zealand. The first of these Tests will start from November 16 in Mount Maunganui.
Players such as Ajinkya Rahane, Murali Vijay and Hanuma Vihari who feature in India’s Test squad against Australia are a part of this India A side and the team is coached by legendary India batsman Rahul Dravid.
Rohit to fly to Australia with India’s T20I team
The India A team has already reached New Zealand while Rohit Sharma will depart with India’s T20I team on November 16.
India are to play three T20I matches against Australia starting from November 21. The four-match Test series will start from December 06.