India set to rotate World Cup certainties during Australia ODIs

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma to be rested: If reports are to be believed, the Indian vice-captain might be rested for the upcoming ODI series against Australia.

However, it might not be the case for there are murmurs of the selectors continuing to test their bench strength.

The Hindu understands that the selectors will try and strike a balance of resting senior batsmen, rotating pacers and trying out the back-up options for the World Cup.

The rotation system will be opted to rest the players it seems and accordingly, Rohit Sharma looks the likeliest candidate to get a break this time around.

The selection panel is expected to speak with the Indian management and give more game time to Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant.

As far as the bowling attack is concerned, workload management is a big issue considering the IPL which is just before the World Cup. Hence, the frontline options in Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Mohammed Shami might not play in all the games.

Earlier, coach Ravi Shastri had already said that the workload of all the bowlers will be keenly watched and monitored during the IPL.

"We want to make sure that they play only an optimal number of matches without affecting their fitness or form for the World Cup".

While the selectors' discussion with Shastri after the team's return is going to be pivotal, the selectors just can not ignore the fact that the rigorous Indian Premier League is to be played just before the World Cup. "That is the reason we have included him in India A series wherever possible", Prasad was as quoted by ESPNCricinfo. What we actually felt is he needs a bit of maturity now, gain more experience.