India vs Australia : Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya are also out of the mix, but Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have joined the squad.
Rohit: “Ashwin has class, experience, variations up his sleeve”.
Rohit: ‘Ashwin has class, experience, variety up his sleeve’ India captain also reveals team has only 13 players to pick for India vs Australia 3rd ODI .
Axar Patel, Shubman Gill and Shardul Thakur did not travel to Rajkot for the India vs Australia third and final ODI against Australia on Wednesday.
Axar, who has been out since the Asia Cup with a left quadriceps strain and was only in the squad for the last practice ODI, is known to be recovering well and the team management is hopeful that he will be fit for the World Cup. . cup He is currently recuperating at the BCCI National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
Captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who sat out the first two games of the series, are back in the lineup, but Mohammed Shami, who played the first two games, and Hardik Pandya, who missed the first games. well i’m not in the team. ESPNcricinfo understands that with only 13 players around – Mukesh Kumar was called up ahead of the second ODI, which Jasprit Bumrah missed – India may need to use local top players who are part of the Saurashtra squad to contribute on the field. if necessary.
“Gill rested. Shami, Shardul went home. Hardik was home. Personal matters again,” Rohit said ahead of the meeting. “Obviously, Axar is not available for this game. We only have 13 payers to choose from. And there are some viruses, so there are also uncertainties in the team that we can’t help. Let’s look at the next In a few weeks. , it’s very important , that we take care of the players and their well-being, it’s good for them to be at home at the moment, but the reason is that we want everyone to be fresh for the World Cup.”
Axar was in India’s first World Cup 15 and chief selector Ajit Agarkar, naming the squad for the Australia series, said India “hope Axar is fit”. Agarkar further pointed out that both R Ashwin and Washington Sundar would be available for selection if Axar does not recover in time for the WC.
However, Mukesh and Washington are also part of the Asian Games squad that is expected to leave for China late on September 27, the same day as the third ODI. But India’s first match in Hangzhou won’t take place until October 3.
As for Ashwin, Rohit said in the same press conference, “The matches against Australia will give us a chance to see where he is.” As such, Ashwin has given a fair account of himself so far, returning 1 for 47 and 3 for 41 in two overs.
India won the first two ODIs against Australia and took the series in the process. The first win, which moved India to the top spot in the ICC ODI Team Rankings, came with five wickets and eight balls in hand as Australia fought back from a poor position. But in the second, India were predictably dominant at home, scoring 399 with Gill and Shreyas Iyer scoring five centuries before restricting Australia to 217 in 28.2 overs after their DLS check target of 317 in 33.