Friday 29 August 2014 

Rohit Sharma Ruled Out Of England ODI Series

Rohit Sharma is returning home to India after suffering a finger injury
Rohit Sharma is returning home to India after suffering a finger injury
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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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Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs