Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma will not play the New Year Test against Australia which is beginning on January 3rd of this year. Board Members might consider Hardhik Pandya in place of Rohit for this test match. They are also in discussions to moving down Telugu Cricketer Hanuma Vihari. However, Mayank Agarwal with his solid openings in both innings in the last match will open the next match batting lineup as well.
Rohit Sharma left to India owing to his newborn baby girl and Ishant Sharma got hurt in the last match. He felt discomfort in his rib cage.
Ravi Chandran Aswin’s availability for the SCG Test still doubt as he is still suffering from a groin strain.
India’s 13-man shortlist for SCG Test: Virat Kohli (C), A Rahane (VC), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, C Pujara, H Vihari, R Pant, R Jadeja, K Yadav, R Ashwin, M Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav