Rohit Sharma likely to be unavailable for upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka? | INDvsSL

Xtra Time Web Desk: Team India captain Rohit Sharma is recovering from the thumb injury he suffered during the recently concluded ODI series against Bangladesh. Rohit was hit on his thumb while trying to take a catch in the slips. He is recovering but will take some time, which will mean he might not play the upcoming three match T20I series against Sri Lanka at home.

If Rohit is not available, Hardik Pandya will be named as the captain for the T20I series against the Lankans scheduled to start from January 3 in Mumbai. The second and third matches of the series will be held in Pune (January 5) and Rajkot (January 7)

It is understood that Rohit Sharma’s thumb injury might take some more time to heal. However, there is no clarity whether he (Rohit) will step down from the T20 captaincy as the matter is put on hold for the time being. While it has been clear since India’s T20 World Cup semi-final exit in Australia that there will be a change in guard once the new selection committee takes over, there has been no formal announcement yet.

There are talks within the Indian board that the T20 structure could be totally revamped and all-rounder Hardik, who has shown his leadership acumen for the Gujarat Titans, will be considered as a replacement for Rohit.