India’s Test vice-captain Rohit Sharma has suffered a hit on his hand during a net session in Mumbai and is set to be ruled out of the test tour to South Africa.
Gujarat’s opening batter Priyank Panchal, who recently featured in the India A team tour of South Africa, has been drafted into the Test squad.
Rohit suffered an injury while training at the Bandra-Kurla Complex.
While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is expected to make a formal announcement soon, several sources have told Sportstar that Rohit is likely to be ruled out of the series as he has not recovered.
The medical team is assessing the situation and it is believed that Sharma has been advised some rest and a further call could be taken at a later stage.
With the team set to leave for South Africa on December 16, there is no clarity on who will be the vice-captain for the side and also whether Rohit will be able to lead the team for the ODI series, to be held in January.
The Test series starts on December 26.
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