Indian batsman, Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of Champions League Twenty20 due to sustaining multiple injuries. In addition to a fracture finger which ruled him out from the limited overs games in India’s tour of England, he is now diagnosed with a shoulder problem.

It is reported that Rohit has recently visited the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore for rehabilitation. Following an assessment, the physiotherapists at NCA have ruled out Rohit at least for another four weeks. Rohit is now likely to come back to Bangalore later this week to start his rehabilitation programme. It remains to be seen if he will be fit in time for India’s series against West Indies which starts with the first ODI on October 8 in Kochi.

Rohit’s ruling out meant Mumbai Indians are now been forced to select a new captain for the CLT20. Since taking charge from Ricky Ponting halfway through the 2013 IPL, Rohit has been leading Mumbai Indians successfully. Sri Lankan T20 Captain, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard and Harbhajan Singh are now the main contenders for the captain’s post now.

While Harbhajan led Mumbai Indians to their maiden CLT20 triumph in 2011, whereas Pollard and Malinga recently led their respective teams – Barbados Tridents and Southern Express – to domestic titles in Caribbean Premier League and Super Fours, respectively. Mumbai Indians will begin their CLT20 campaign in the Qualifiers where they first play against Lahore Lions on September 13.

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