Rohit Sharma had been undergoing rehabilitation process at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru but has now been declared fit to join India's squad in Australia.
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The India batter missed out on the ODI and T20I series owing to a high-grade left hamstring injury he sustained during the Indian Premier League. He was later added to the Test team after a period of monitoring the injury.
However, Rohit did not fly out with the rest of the team and remained in rehabilitation. He was subsequently ruled out of the first two Test matches against Australia. Now, Rohit will fly to Australia after the NCA cleared him following a final assessment. Rohit will be in a separate facility from the rest of the team for the two weeks he is required to quarantine upon arrival.
“The NCA medical team was satisfied with the physical fitness of Mr Sharma after assessing him on different metrics that tested his skills related to batting, fielding and running between the wickets. Mr Sharma’s physical fitness has been satisfactory, however, he will be required to continue work on his endurance,” the BCCI release stated.
“He has been given a detailed programme to follow for the duration of the two weeks he will be quarantined. He will be reassessed by the Team India medical team post his quarantine to establish his fitness status and a call on his participation in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be taken accordingly.”
If all goes well, Rohit is expected to join the rest of the India team ahead of the final two Tests, the first of which is in Sydney from January 7.
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