Injuries woes have scrambled Rohit Sharma and Kedar Jadhav resting them out of the Deodhar Trophy, which is set to begin soon. Rohit Sharma had a knee injury and was rested under the advice from BCCI’s medical staff. Jadhav suffered from a stomach problem and is ruled out of the tournament, until he becomes fit again. In absence of Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh will lead India Blue in the tournament.
Sharma is replaced by Rituraj Gaikwad, the opener batsman from Maharashtra. Rohit was in the blue squad. In the Red team, two more new players are included, CV Milind and Shreevats Goswami. Rohit underwent a surgery on his thigh missing home seasons of India. He could play only in the final ODI against Vishakhapatnam last year. Since his drop, the Rohit has been through a low form. He was in Vijay Hazare Trophy, but with no considerable score.
Kedar Jadhav was a crucial player in the previous ODI campaign against England. In the series, the player aggregated 232 runs playing three matches. In Pune, the batsman knocked 120 to win the game for India. In the following tournament, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he played for Maharashtra. He came out as the second highest scorer of the team with an average of 53.57. He scored 375 with a strike rate of 136.36. In the tournament, the player was next to Rituraj Gaikwad.
Deodhar Trophy will begin from Mar 25 in Vishakhapatnam with the match between India Red and India Blue. The next fixture is on March 26 between India Red and Tamil Nadu. It will be followed by the fixture between India Blue and the state as the second semi-final. The final match will be played on March 29.
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