IND vs PAK: Rohit Sharma ruled out against Pakistan? New report reveals extent of injuries

Rohit Sharma

The Indian national cricket team is disappointed with the variable bounce pitch at the newly built Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. Indian captain Rohit Sharma is expected to be available for selection for the upcoming match against Pakistan in the 2024 T20 World Cup.

The Men in Blue recorded a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Ireland in their first match in New York on Wednesday 5 June. The Indian bowlers restricted Ireland to 96 runs in 16 overs after winning the toss. The Rohit Sharma-led team chased down the target with more than 7 overs to spare in their first match of the World Cup.

Rohit Sharma ruled out against Pakistan?

Rohit Sharma scored an impressive half-century in challenging conditions for the batsmen. The right-handed batsman scored 52 runs off 37 balls with the help of four boundaries and three sixes. However, the Indian captain had to leave the field after being hit by a short delivery from Irish bowler Josh Little.

According to a PTI report, Rohit Sharma’s injury is not serious and he is expected to be fully fit for the upcoming match against Pakistan. The Indian cricket team will take on arch-rivals Pakistan at the same venue on Sunday, June 9.

The report further adds that the Indian team is not satisfied with the pitch conditions in New York, particularly due to variable bounce. However, they do not plan to file any complaints with the ICC. Some bilateral matches were scheduled to be played on these fields, but time constraints prevented this.

Jasprit Bumrah named player of the match for his impressive bowling performance

Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj and Hardik Pandya proved effective in dismantling the Irish batting line-up on a pitch that offered variable bounce and additional seam movement. Arshdeep took 2 wickets for 35 runs in 4 overs, while Pandya claimed 3 wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs.

Bumrah got 2 wickets for just 6 runs in 3 overs. Siraj secured 1 wicket for 13 runs in 3 overs. Irish hitters struggled with the swing, seam and extra bounce generated by the pitchers. Gareth Delany scored 26 runs off 14 balls, including two fours and two sixes, taking his team close to the 100-run mark.

Veteran Indian batsman Virat Kohli, who opened the innings, scored 1 run and Suryakumar Yadav scored 2 runs. Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 36 runs off 26 balls with the help of three boundaries and two sixes after being promoted to No. 3.

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