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‘Selection meeting delayed to give Rohit Sharma a chance to prove fitness’

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CRICDOT DESK : The announcement of the One Day International (ODI) roster for the South Africa tour has been postponed and a selection meeting will be held after the completion of the first test currently taking place in Centurion, BCCI sources told PTI.

This was done to get a clear picture of the health of Rohit Sharma, who missed a series of tests due to a hamstring injury.

“Team selection is after the first test. It could be December 30th or 31st, but BCCI has one last call. Rohit makes all the stops to get in shape. I’m pulling out, but the Achilles tendon injury is a little different. Other injuries.

“We know that Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel cannot be selected. As the selection date approaches, we will receive a call through Rohit,” a BCCI executive told PTI on anonymous terms. The availability of the Jadeja and Axar could pave the way for Ravichandran Ashwinn to return to the ODI setup for the first time in four years. The selection session was scheduled to take place after the final of Vijay Hazare Trophy, but was postponed to give Rohit the opportunity to pass the fitness test.

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If Rohit does not recover in time, KL Rahul will lead India for the first time in the bilateral series. “Rohit may not be eligible by the end of the selection, but the first ODI is still three weeks away, so it’s enough to join the team and return to full fitness as we approach that date. There may be time.

“In this case, you can choose according to your suitability. These are the things that the Chetan Sharma selection chairman needs to consider,” officials said. Impressed everyone as the finisher of the Hazareth Trophy, was able to enter into a conversation.

It is not yet known if the selection will make him selected for this tour or prepare him as a T20 option for the home series against Sri Lanka and the West Indies. Despite his illness at home, he was able to maintain veteran opening player Shikhar Dhawan.

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