Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara will not be fielding in the 4th Test versus England at the Kennington Oval in London. Rohit, 34, will be stepping out due to pain in his left knee. Following his first overseas Test century, Rohit’s job with the bat in the current Test is accomplished. Here is Why Rohit Sharma And Pujara Not Taken The Field At Oval
Why Rohit Sharma And Pujara Not Taken The Field At Oval
Pujara’s role in the match is effectively finished. Since the top-of-the-order hitter has been felt discomfort in his left ankle, the team’s management decided not to risk him playing. The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) medical staff is currently monitoring Rohit and Pujara. It’s unclear if they’ll be able to recover in time for the 5th and the final Test.
UPDATE – Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara will not take the field. Rohit has discomfort in his left knee while Pujara has pain in his left ankle. The BCCI Medical Team is assessing them. #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/ihMSUPR7Im
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 5, 2021
On September 10, the final play of the five-match Test series will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester. Rohit Sharma has been a key component in India’s batting, scoring the most runs for the home team in the series. His confidence would have increased after scoring a century at the KIA Oval.
Following Joe Root, he is the second-highest run-scorer in the series. Pujara, on either side, has had his share of difficulties, but he has shown sparks of his talent throughout the series, scoring 2 half-centuries.
Virat Kohli has been hungry to get his century for a long time
Across all three scenarios on the board for Day 5 of the current Test, the match is drawing to a close with balance. The Three Lions require 291 runs on the last day to triumph and establish a commanding 2-1 series lead. Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed have put up a 77-run stand for the first wicket to have the hosts’ run chase off to a flying start.
Previously, Rohit Sharma’s 127 had helped India to put England a 368-run total in the 4th innings. The dismal form of Ajinkya Rahane in the series remained to be the same. Virat Kohli’s scores were 44 and 50, respectively, and he is still looking for his first century in almost 2 years.