Rohit Sharma © Getty Images
Rohit Sharma last played an ODI in August 2014 © Getty Images

Nov 10, 2014

Rohit Sharma is set to make his comeback to the national side after an injury layoff that saw him miss the Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 as well as the One-Day International (ODI) series against West Indies and the first three ODIs against Sri Lanka. Rohit, who scored a half-century in his last match for India, made his comeback to professional cricket in the practice match against Sri Lanka in which he scored a superb 142.

Rohit made his ODI debut for India in 2007, but was never a permanent member of the squad till he started opening the innings last year. Since his move to the top, Rohit has been among India’s top three ODI run scorers alongside Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. However, with Ajinkya Rahane all but coming into his own at the top of the order, there is a chance Rohit might have to shift back down to the middle order.

Apart from Rohit, the likes of Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, and Amit Mishra, and Naman Ojha could get an opportunity to prove themselves ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015.