Rohit Sharma Suffers Injury Scare Ahead Of South Africa Tie: Report
Indian opener Rohit Sharma suffered an injury scare two days prior to team India’s first World Cup 2019 match against South Africa as he was hit on his gloves during the team’s practice session, a report in PTI suggests. He sat out for a few minutes due to pain, but returned to bat after being fine. As per the report, he was in full flow during the net session and faced likes of Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Shami.
The good thing for Rohit was that it was just a small blow and he is set to open the innings against South Africa tomorrow. India have had suffered few injury concerns during the tournament so far – even though the team is yet to play a match.
Firstly, Vijay Shankar got injured prior to the warm-up match against New Zealand after he was hit by a bouncer during the net session. He missed the first match but played the second contest against Bangladesh. All-rounder Kedar Jadhav is yet to get fit and is still in doubt for the first match.
The biggest concern for team India came when skipper Virat Kohli suffered blow on the thumb. As per the latest report, he is fit and will be leading Men in Blue in their first match against South Africa. For now, rest of the players are fit but the growing injury concerns is a worry for team India.
Meanwhile, South Africa should be boosted with the comebacks of Dale Steyn and Hashim Amla in the contest against India. The duo has started training and looks likely to play against India.
Steyn was recovering from the shoulder issue that he had suffered during his IPL stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore. Amla, on the other hand, did not play South Africa’s previous contest against Bangladesh.
He was hit on his helmet during by a bouncer from Jofra Archer during the opening game of the tournament against England. He had to retire at the same time and came out to bat later in the innings.
India and South Africa lock horns at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on June 5. It will be the first match of the tournament for India while South Africa will take part in their third contest tomorrow. The Faf du Plessis-led side is yet to register a win.
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