Rohit Sharma suffers thumb injury in nets ahead of ICC WTC final vs Australia
Injury scare for India as captain Rohit Sharma gets hit on his left thumb during net session ahead of ICC WTC final.
We are just a few hours away from the final match of the World Test Championship 2023, to be played between India and Australia at the Oval on Wednesday. This game will feature two top teams that finished in the top two of the WTC cycle facing off against each other in an exciting clash. India, who lost the last final in 2021 against New Zealand, will be desperate to win the game to get their hands on the title.
This win can end India’s decade-long ICC trophy drought, which is getting bigger and bigger after every tournament passes by. Notably, India won their last game at this venue when they played in 2021 against England. It was Rohit Sharma, who hit a match-changing century and made 127 runs in the second innings, which helped India win. Rohit Sharma is currently struggling with his form, but he will look to deliver a captain’s performance.
WTC Final 2023: Rohit Sharma gets hit on his left thumb during batting practice ahead of final clash vs Australia
The Indian team reached England after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League 2023. They will hope to win this epic clash against Australia. Though they registered a 3-1 series win over the Men in Yellow at home before the IPL. But the situation and conditions are totally different in England. But there is big news coming direct from the Oval, where the Indian team is practicing.
As confirmed by a renowned Indian journalist, Boria Majumdar, the Indian captain, Rohit Sharma got hit on his left thumb during the net session. The Physio Kamlesh attended him and was seen wrapping tapes on his thumb. However, Rohit was seen in pain and took a little break. But instead of coming again for practice, he avoided it. It can be a big injury scare for the Indians, as Rohit is the leader of the pack.
His numbers in England are brilliant, and India needs him in the WTC final clash against Australia. However, there is no official statement from the Indian camp on his injury, and he might have gone away for precautionary reasons. The final match will kick off tomorrow at 3 p.m. Indian time. But if Rohit can’t make it to the playing XI tomorrow, it will shatter the confidence of the team.