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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Natarajan, who came in as a net bowler, joined fellow rookies Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur to restrict Australia to 369, which according to Rohit is no mean feat.
Ashwin came in with a sore back, Vihari had a hamstring tear that severely restricted his ability to run between the wickets. What the two did not lack was the resolve to hang in there and fight.