"It's a similar case to Rohit", Shastri said of Ishant. If you need to play in the Test series or any red-ball cricket, you've got to be on the flight in the next three or four days. Rohit didn't travel with the Indian squad to Australia and rather came back to India and is now rehabilitating and training in the UAE.
According to a BCCI insider, the duo is "all but ruled out" considering Ishant's "lack of match practice" and Rohit's "recovery [being] slower than expected".
The two cricketers who were injured during the IPL have been undergoing rehab at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and the reports emerging are not very encouraging.More news: Agudath Israel, Catholic Diocese, Win Supreme Court Appeal Against Gov. Cuomo
While Ishant has taken all due precautions, the manner in which Rohit's injury rehab has been handled has posed serious questions on the BCCI's injury management mechanism and a senior cricketer's preference to IPL over global cricket. "Hard quarantine means not being able to train during the 14 days like the whole team", the supply stated.
India coach Ravi Shastri has said that Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma will have to arrive in Australia in the coming "four or five days" to be able to take part in the Test series against the hosts. Rohit and Ishant have been the frontrunners in all recent Indian successes in the red-ball format of the game and are now undergoing rehabilitation for their respective injuries at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. "So there's absolutely no reason to say that Rohit did not want to play the red-ball series", Boria said. The two are not a part of the Team India limited-overs squad which is already in Australia for the limited-overs series starting with the first ODI on November 27 in Sydney.More news: Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson Headline Semifinalists For 2021 Hall Of Fame
Adding further, he claimed it was understood Rohit was not going to fly as he would first have to serve a 14-day quarantine on landing in Australia - so when would he have been available as his fitness test at the NCA was scheduled for December 11. The BCCI medical team is assessing the players and it is learnt that as of now, Rohit's fitness level is "70 per cent".
The Indian workforce, which landed right here after the IPL earlier this month on a chartered flight, was allowed to coach in quarantine as Australia battled a recent wave of COVID-19 circumstances.
Also, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli will be playing just one Test against Australia and will then head back home after being granted paternity leave by the BCCI. The same privilege may not be extended to Rohit and Ishant.More news: Amazon AWS fault is taking down parts of the internet