Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians captain, had led his side to the fifth IPL title earlier this month and in an interview to PTI had mentioned that his rehab was going well.
“Hamstring is feeling absolutely fine. Just started the process of getting it nice and strong. Before I play the longer format, I absolutely needed to be clear in mind that there is no stone that is left unturned, that’s probably the reason, I’m at the NCA,” Rohit had said.
But it will be the absence of Ishant Sharma that will hurt India’s chances even more as it will disturb the established pace attack and open up gaps that Australia will look to exploit.
On November 18th, Ishant bowled full tilt in the presence of the Sunil Joshi, the chairman of selectors, and Rahul Dravid, the NCA chief and ESPNCricinfo had reported that BCCI observers believed that he was “looking good”.