The call on openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan's participation in the all-important ODI series decider against Australia will be taken on the match day, the BCCI said on Saturday.
Bengaluru: The call on openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan's participation in the all-important ODI series decider against Australia will be taken on the match day, the BCCI said on Saturday.
Rohit hurt his left shoulder while fielding in the second ODI on Friday and Dhawan was hit on the ribs by Australian pacer Pat Cummins.
"Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are progressing well. Their recovery is being monitored and a call on their participation in the final ODI will be taken tomorrow before the match," said the BCCI in a statement.
The openers' participation in Sunday's third and final ODI is critical to India's chances. Rohit is due for a big score while Dhawan has made a stellar comeback from injuries, scoring back-to-back half centuries.
In Rajkot, the southpaw missed the three-figure mark by just four runs.
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The Team India captain, who was playing in India's ongoing four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire, has gone into quarantine.
During the Gabba Test, where the visitors were chasing down 328 against Australia and lost Mayank Agarwal and Washington Sundar in regular succession.
The selection committee has largely overlooked Dhawan in recent times despite him performing well when he got the opportunity.