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India vs West Indies: Rohit Sharma clears fitness Test, set to make comeback

Rohit Sharma had missed the Test and ODI series against South Africa due to a hamstring injury and he went to the NCA for rehabilitation.

India TV Sports Desk Edited by: India TV Sports Desk
Bengaluru Updated on: January 26, 2022 18:52 IST
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Highlights

  • Rohit Sharma had missed the Test and ODI series against South Africa due to a hamstring injury.
  • Rohit Sharma went to the NCA for rehabilitation.
  • Selection committee is set to meet on Wednesday afternoon to deliberate on India's squad vs WI.

India's limited overs' captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday cleared his fitness test and is all set to lead Team India in the upcoming white-ball series against West Indies, starting from February 6. The fitness test was conducted at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). 

Sources in the know of developments confirmed to ANI that Rohit has indeed passed his fitness test held at NCA.

"Yes, Rohit has cleared his fitness test and he will be leading the side in the upcoming series against West Indies," the source said.

Earlier, Rohit Sharma had missed the Test and ODI series against South Africa due to a hamstring injury and he went to the NCA for rehabilitation.

The selection committee is set to meet on Wednesday afternoon to deliberate on the squad for the series against West Indies.

"Jasprit Bumrah is all but set to be rested as his workload management is important looking at the international calendar. He featured in all Tests and ODIs against South Africa, so it is important we give him a break," the source added.

India and West Indies will lock horns in three ODIs and three T20Is.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday had announced a change in venues for the upcoming West Indies' Tour of India.

The three ODIs will now be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad and three T20Is will be held at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. 

-With inputs from ANI