New Delhi. The last match of the three-match ODI series between India and Australia is to be played in Rajkot. Team India has an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Virat Kohli is returning for the last ODI with captain Rohit Sharma sitting out of the first two matches. A day before the match, the captain gave important information to the media and said that 5 players including Shubman Gill will not play in the third ODI.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma on Tuesday said that five players, including in-form opener Shubman Gill, will not be available for the third and final ODI against Australia as some players are suffering from viral infection while others have opted to return home. Is.
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India, which is leading 2-0 in the three-match series, will thus have to select the team from 13 players for the final ODI. While Gill has been rested, Axar Patel, who was injured during the Asia Cup, is undergoing treatment at the National Cricket Academy.
Fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur, who played in the first two ODIs against Australia, and Hardik Pandya, who did not play a single match in the series, have returned to their homes. Rohit told reporters on the eve of the third match, “Some of our players are unwell and will not be available for selection while some players have returned home due to personal reasons.” Apart from this, some players have been given rest. Right now we have only 13 players for selection.
He said, “Gill has been rested, while Shami, Hardik and Shardul have returned home due to personal reasons. Akshar Patel is not available for this match. Some players have been infected with the virus due to which there is uncertainty in the team and we cannot do anything in this matter.