Rohit Sharma Ruled Out Of England ODI Series
India opening batsman Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the remainder of the One-Day International series and the Twenty20 International against England owing to a finger injury.
He will be replaced by right-hand opening batsman Murali Vijay for the remaining 3 ODIs and one-off T20 game against England.
"Rohit Sharma has sustained a fracture on the middle finger of his right hand, and has been ruled out of the ongoing ODI and T20 International series against England, as a result," BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement.
Sharma scored a gritty 52 runs against England in the second match in Cardiff which helped his team survive an early wobble and post an unassailable 305-run target for the hosts.
England's batting crumbled in the face of a disciplined bowling attack by India which resulted in a heavy 133-run defeat.
Vijay was the third highest run-getter in the recently concluded Test series which India lost 3-1 after comprehensively winning the Lord’s Test match.
Although he he is now part of the squad, Vijay is not certain to feature in the playing eleven for India at Nottingham on 30th August.
Ambati Rayudu made a strong case for selection with his dazzling performance in the practice game against Middlesex.
India ODI squad: MS Dhoni (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Dhawal Kulkarni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Sanju Samson, Mohammad Shami, Karn Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav
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