The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Sunday that Rohit Sharma will not be participating in the first test due to a dislocated thumb injury that he sustained during the second one-day international match between India and Bangladesh. KL Rahul will take over as captain of India for the first of two Test matches that they will play against Bangladesh. The team has decided to promote Cheteshwar Pujara to the role of vice-captain.

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“India skipper Rohit Sharma visited a specialist in Mumbai to receive treatment for an injury he got to his left thumb during the second one-day international match against Bangladesh. He will not be available for the first Test match that is being played against Bangladesh because he has been given the required treatment for this injury, as stated in a recent media advisory that was issued by the BCCI. In addition, it was said that the board’s medical staff will make a determination regarding Sharma’s participation in the second and final test at a later time.

Kl Rahul To Lead India In First Test Against Bangladesh

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made the announcement on Sunday that India’s opener KL Rahul will lead the team in Rohit Sharma’s absence during the first of two Test matches that will be played against Bangladesh. Due to an injury to his left thumb, Sharma will not be able to participate in the opening match.

On Wednesday, Rohit sustained an injury to his thumb while playing in the second One-Day International against Bangladesh. He skipped the third one-day international match in order to consult with a specialist in Mumbai, where he was instructed on how to manage the injury in the most effective manner.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee has decided to replace Rohit Sharma with Abhimanyu Easwaran for the first test match, while Cheteshwar Pujara will serve as the team’s vice captain. Cheteshwar Pujara will also lead the team in Rohit’s absence.

The injury to Rohit Sharma’s left thumb, which he sustained in the second One-Day International that India played against Bangladesh, required him to seek medical attention in Mumbai. He has been provided advise on the right management for this ailment, and as a result, he will not be available for the first Test that will be played against Bangladesh, as stated in a media statement issued by the BCCI ” In the future, the BCCI Medical Team will make a decision regarding whether or not he will be able to participate in the second and final test. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has decided to give Abhimanyu Easwaran the opportunity to bat in his position during the first test of the series. “It was an amazing experience.

In addition, the board stated that Mohd. Shami and Ravindra Jadeja are not anticipated to participate in the Test series since they have not yet fully recovered from injuries to their shoulders and knees, respectively “

Both Mohd Shami, a fast bowler, and Ravindra Jadeja, an all-arounder, have been ruled ineligible to participate in the Test series because they have not yet completely healed from injuries to their shoulders and knees, respectively. The selectors have decided that Navdeep Saini and Saurabh Kumar will succeed Shami and Jadeja, respectively, in their roles as wicketkeepers “That was read.

In addition to that, India’s list for the test series includes the fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat.

Only for the second time in the entirety of his playing career has the player, who is now 31 years old, been selected for the Indian Test squad. His sole appearance in a Test match to this point took place in Centurion during the first game of South Africa’s tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2010–2011.

Recently, Unadkat led Saurashtra to triumph in the 2022–23 Vijay Hazare Trophy by taking the most wickets in the competition with 19, capturing 19 wickets in ten games. The left-handed batsman has only played in one Test match for India, although he has taken part in seven One-Day Internationals, 10 Twenty20 Internationals, and seven Twenty20 Internationals overall. His last appearance for his country came in March 2018, when India competed in and won the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka.

India’s Updated squad:

KL Rahul (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara (VC), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), KS Bharat (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat