India tour of England: Rohit Sharma ruled out of ODI series with fractured finger

Rohit, who made a gutsy 52 while opening for India in second ODI, will be replaced by Murali Vijay.

By: Press Trust of India | Updated: August 29, 2014 7:12 pm
Rohit Sharma scored a gutsy 52 in the second ODI against England on Wednesday (Source: AP) Rohit Sharma scored a gutsy 52 in the second ODI against England on Wednesday (Source: AP)

India opener Rohit Sharma will miss the next three one-day internationals and the one-off Twenty20 game against England with a finger injury and will be replaced by Murali Vijay, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Friday.

“Rohit Sharma has sustained a fracture on the middle finger of his right hand, and has been ruled out of the ongoing ODI and T20 International series against England, as a result,” BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel said in a statement.

Sharma scored 52 in India’s 133-run win in the rain-marred second one-dayer at Cardiff on Wednesday to help the visitors go 1-0 up in the five-match series. Nottingham hosts the next match on Saturday.

Vijay, a right-hander like Sharma, opened in the five-match Test series which England won 3-1.

He was India’s highest scorer in the Test series with 402 runs at an average of over 40-plus including a century in the first Test.

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First Published on: August 29, 2014 4:34 pm
  1. A
    Aug 29, 2014 at 12:32 pm
    how long the team will persist with Kozhi? until he succeeds??? Is such an allowance given to others too? Why Kozhi alone is treated special? If he's such a cl player, by now he must have recovered form... It's 11 consecutive failures and I can't recollect anyone given soooooo many chances ever.
    1. P
      Aug 29, 2014 at 1:31 pm
      With Ravi Shastri's appointment, I'm just hoping to have doors opened for Robin Uttappa and Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj's poor show in the final of W20 was because of lack of confidence being ignored in international matches constantly prior to bringing him back and expecting magic out of him in W20. We know how good he's in 50 Over game as well. There's no rationale in ignoring him time and again. I could only suspect Dhoni's hand behind this as well as Robin's non inclusion.

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