India coach Ravi Shastri has said that Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma will have to arrive in Australia in the next “four or five days” to participate in the Test series against the hosts. “He (Rohit) is undergoing some tests at the NCA and they will clearly decide [for] how long he needs to take a break. But it can get hard when asked to wait too long [because] you’re talking about the quarantine again, which could make it very difficult even for him to get in just in time for the Test series, “Shastri told ABC Sport, as quoted by ESPN Cricinfo.
Upon arrival in Australia, both players, who are currently with NCA in Bengaluru, will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine period. The Indian squad in Australia is scheduled for a three-day warm-up game on December 11. To complete their quarantine period on December 10, Rohit and Ishant would have to land in Australia on November 26.
Commenting on the fact that Rohit was not part of the limited overs squads, Shastri said, “He would never play the white ball series, they were just looking at how long he needed the rest because you can “Don’t afford to rest too long. If you have to play in the Test series or a red-ball cricket, you have to be on the run for the next three or four days. If you’re not, it’s going to be difficult.”
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on November 9 that Ishant is undergoing rehabilitation and that he will be added to the Indian testing team once he is “fully recovered and has adequate match fitness”.
Shastri then stated, “It’s a similar case to Rohit. You don’t really know how soon he’ll be available to fly out. Like I said, if anyone has to play in the Test series, he has to be on the run. in the next four or five days. Otherwise it’s very difficult. “
India and Australia are scheduled to lock horns together in three ODIs, three T20Is and four Tests. Kohli only plays one test against Australia, and then he returns home after receiving paternity leave from the BCCI.
The first test between India and Australia starts on December 17 at the Adelaide Oval and this match will be a daytime match. The series of four matches is part of the World Test Championship (WTC).
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