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Rohit Sharma might play the Ranji Quarterfinals for Mumbai

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Star Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has been out of the side for sometime now due to an injury. After beginning 2016 with a bang against Australia, his form dipped as the year passed by. Yet, he managed to save his place in the Test side with some crucial knocks in West Indies and against New Zealand.

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In the Test series against New Zealand, the Mumbaiker managed to pile up 238 runs at an average of 79.33. Post that, he played in the ODI series against India, which India won 3-2. That unfortunately was the last time Rohit Sharma played for the national side and an untimely injury meant he will be out for 6 months.

Yet, to boost up the morale of the Indian side, which already is so high, reports have been suggesting that Rohit Sharma is all set to make an early comeback. He apparently is in contention to make it to the Mumbai Ranji squad that will take on Tamil Nadu in what will be one of the most awaited domestic encounters of the season.

The defending champions Mumbai had a tough time in the Quarterfinals as an incredibly resilient Hyderabad really made them work hard. Mumbai edged out Hyderabad in a crunch battle at Raipur.

Tamil Nadu on the other hand, have annihilated title favorites Karnataka by beating them in just under 2 days. It indeed was humiliation for Vinay Kumar led Karnataka, who also included some star Indian cricketers in their squad like Karun Nair and KL Rahul.

Rohit Sharma’s return will not just be a boost for Mumbai, but also for the Indian side, which is set to play a 3 match ODI series and 3 match T20I series against England this January. Australian then will tour India for a 4-match Test series and IPL will commence 5 days after that series.


Written by Anuraag Peesara

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