On September 27, at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, the third and final ODI of the series between India and Australia will take place. The return of seasoned players like skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Kuldeep Yadav among others would help India, which has already won the series after winning the first two ODIs.
However, the Indian team has been struck by a viral illness prior to the commencement of the third ODI, and some players have chosen to fly back home. As a result, the management will have to select their starting XI from the remaining 13 players since five players will be unavailable for the final game.
Rohit continued by stating that it’s crucial for It’s okay for them to be at home at this time so they can return rested for the World Cup because the team is responsible for the players’ health.
During the World Cup, we want everyone to be rested. Rohit Sharma
In light of the upcoming weeks, it is crucial that we take care of the players’ health. It is therefore acceptable for them to be at home at this time because we want everyone to be fresh for the World Cup and, ideally, they can return fresh, he continued. After winning the first two games, India has impressively climbed to the top of the ICC ODI rankings. As the top team in the world, they will now compete in the World Cup. Before their debut match against Australia on October 8 in Chennai, the Men in Blue will begin their World Cup campaign with a couple of exhibition games against England (September 30) and the Netherlands (October 03).