Team India is struggling with the injury woes of its main players. They are yet to play their very first game of the India vs Australia tour. But, Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma are most likely to be the new addition to the injury list. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli will also be not available after 1st Test in the four-match series as he will be on paternity leave. This has seriously pushed Team India on backfoot. Steve Smith also feels the same and said that the absence of Rohit and Virat will leave a big hole in the side.
Australia will host Team India for the three-match T20I and ODI series along with four Tests. The host looks fully geared up for the scintillating contest. But things are getting from bad to worse for the visitors. They first got a setback as Virat Kohli took paternity leave and will not be available after the Test series opener. Now, to add more obstacles, Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma have failed to satisfy BCCI with their fitness. they are currently undergoing rehabilitation at National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
Steve Smith States Absence Of Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma Will Impact Team India Performance
Steve Smith, the former Aussie skipper feels that the absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will undoubtedly leave a big gap in Team India. He looks ready to take the field against Team India. But, Smith also added that the visitors have some quality players like Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul, who performed brilliantly in the recently concluded IPL 2020.
“Look, Rohit is obviously a tremendous white-ball player, he has proven that for a number of years now at the top of the order, so obviously it leaves a bit of a hole. But I guess the beauty with the Indian team is there are so many batters coming through, that are of high quality,” Smith said during the virtual press conference facilitated by Sony Network.
“You can look at someone like Mayank Agarwal in the IPL, just smashed, KL Rahul in the top order as well. There are plenty of options there for them so, look you leave a hole no doubt, but quality players there to back him up,” the former Australia skipper added.