3rd ODI: Team India to take call on Rohit & Dhawan on the match day

3rd ODI: Team India to take call on Rohit & Dhawan on the match day

XtraTime Web Desk: Indian team management will take a final call on it’s injured openers Rohit Sharma & Shikhar Dhawan before the decider in Bengaluru on Sunday itself. While Dhawan didn’t come out to field due to a blow on his rib cage while batting, Rohit walked off in the 43rd over of the Australia innings after a shoulder injury.

The team management is keeping a close eye on the duo and will take a call on their availability before the series decider at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The BCCI said: “Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are progressing well. Their recovery is being closely monitored and a call on their participation in the final ODI will be taken tomorrow before the match.”

Speaking after the game, skipper Virat Kohli gave an update on Rohit’s shoulder and said: “I asked Rohit briefly just now. It’s that left shoulder which has popped out a few times. There’s no tears, so hopefully he should be back for the next game.”

As for Dhawan, the BCCI had issued a statement on Friday itself after the India innings wherein Dhawan hit a 90-ball 96. “Shikhar Dhawan got hit on the rib-cage on his right side. He will not be taking the field today,” BCCI had said.

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