AUS vs IND: Rohit Sharma prepares for Sydney test with catch drill at Melbourne Cricket Ground. See pictures

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India vs Australia: Rohit Sharma had some catch drills prior to 3rd test.© Indian cricket team / Instagram


Rohit Sharma prepared for India’s last two Tests against Australia with some good practice at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne, where the team is tentatively stationed ahead of the third Test in Sydney. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted photos of Rohit’s training session on social media on Thursday. “The Hitman is here and just started the engine!” BCCI wrote on Instagram. Rohit made contact with the rest of the team on Wednesday after completing his quarantine in Sydney.

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Rohit’s participation in the remaining two Tests, which will be held in Sydney and Brisbane, is subject to review by medical staff and team management as stated in a BCCI release shared prior to Rohit’s departure to Australia.

The right-handed batsman had injured his hamstring during the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) and although he returned to the field to lead Mumbai to a record fifth IPL title, he did not travel with the team to Australia afterwards.

After Captain Virat Kohli violated a lack of clarity about Rohit’s availability for the Tests, BCCI revealed that Rohit had been with his ailing father and then moved to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru for rehabilitation.

Earlier this month, Rohit was declared clinically fit for the tour by the BCCI and joined the team in time for the third test.

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The four-match run equals 1–1 after India won the second Test in Melbourne by eight wickets after losing the first Test in Adelaide by the same margin.

The Sydney Test starts on January 7.

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