Rohit, Ishant to miss first two Tests; doubtful for remaining two: BCCI Source
NEW DELHI: India's star opener Rohit Sharma and pacer Ishant Sharma will miss the first two Tests against Australia and are also doubtful for the remaining two after it was conveyed to the BCCI that the duo will require close to a month to be match fit. They were kept in the Test squad for the series starting on December 17 but tough quarantine rules have made their availability uncertain. "The NCA has given a report that both Rohit and Ishant will take at least another 3 to 4 weeks to get match fit," a Board source told PTI on Tuesday. Rohit, while talking to PTI last week, had stated that his hamstring injury is fine now and he is only working on strength and conditioning to be battle-ready at the NCA. Ishant, on the other hand, is recovering from a side strain. "Even if they travel now they will have 'hard quarantine' since they will travel by commercial flight. Hard quarantine means not being able to train during the 14 days like the whole team," the source said. - Reuters