Here is the reason why Rohit Sharma is not available for the second Test against Bangladesh

Indian captain Rohit Sharma was last seen in action during the second ODI against Bangladesh in Dhaka recently. The Indian stalwart met with an untimely injury to his thumb and due to which, he had to leave the field.

He made a bold decision to step out to bat at No.9 with a dislocated thumb as he let his bat do the talking in the run-chase. Rohit Sharma scored a blistering half-century off only 27 deliveries and nearly pulled off one of the greatest ODI wins for India.

Rohit Sharma might have ended up on the losing side but won the hearts of the cricket fraternity. Earlier, he was ruled out of the Test series opener against the Tigers in Chattogram due to an injury.

He went all the way to Mumbai to seek further medical assistance and is currently nursing an injury. Earlier, as per reports, Rohit Sharma was expected to be back in cricketing action for the second Test against the Tigers on December 22.

Why is Rohit Sharma unavailable for the second Test against Bangladesh?

As per the latest update from Cricbuzz, it has been learnt that Rohit Sharma hasn’t completely recovered from the injury. As a result, the veteran Indian cricketer is ruled out of the second and final Test against Bangladesh.

Moreover, the Indian team management doesn’t want their main player to take risks ahead of the hectic schedule in 2023 as India will have to play plenty of games in the next calendar year.

India will host Sri Lanka for three T20Is followed by three ODIs (January 3 to 15) and after that, India will host New Zealand for three ODIs followed by three T20Is (January 18 to February 1).

After that, India will host Australia for four-match Test series (February 9 to March 13) followed by a three-match ODI series (March 17 to 22).

If reports doing the rounds are to be believed, Rohit Sharma will be back in action for the home series against Sri Lanka, starting on January 3.

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