Board of Control for Cricket in India, BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed that, India Test vice-captain Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match series against South Africa. The BCCI tweeted that Rohit sustained a left hamstring injury during his training session in Mumbai recently. The BCCI has also confirmed that Rohit is indeed ruled out and Priyank Panchal has replaced him for the three-match series. Last week, Rohit was named India’s Test vice-captain and he was also given the rein of white-ball format.
Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team will undergo a three-day quarantine in Mumbai before flying to Johannesburg, South Africa on Wednesday by a chartered flight. The first Test will be played in Centurion from 26th of this month while the other two Tests will be played in Johannesburg and Cape Town respectively. Members of the South Africa-bound squad have been asked to check into a five-star hotel near the Mumbai International Airport to fulfil the biosecurity protocols. India will play three Tests and three ODIs but at this point, only the members of the Test squad will fly to the Rainbow Nation.