Rohit Sharma set to miss remainder of the tri-series

Indian opener Rohit Sharma is all set to miss the Friday’s clash against England on January 30th, 2015 in the on-going Tri-series in Australia. The Indian team management has decided not to risk him in the ‘virtual semi-final’ as well as the final match, if India reaches to the final.

Rohit had suffered from a hamstring injury during the opening encounter where he scored a brilliant 138 against Australia. According to The Indian Express, it is said, “Chances of Rohit playing in the tri-series even if India reaches final is next to nil. He is recovering but the Indian team management does not want to risk a key player with the World Cup starting in less than three weeks.”

The report added, “The physio said after having a look at the MRI reports that Rohit needed a week’s rest and after that could start training. With Shikhar Dhawan completely out of form, they do not want to risk Rohit in this tournament as they have a World Cup to play. The February 8 and 10 warm-up games against Australia and Afghanistan will serve as Rohit’s match-fitness test.”