The third Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground from 7 January. Rohit Sharma has joined the team for the Sydney Test (SCG). Rohit Sharma was already scheduled to join the playing eleven in the Sydney Test. Rohit Sharma will take the field with Shubman Gill as the opener. Mayank Agarwal, who has been through a poor form in the last two matches in the Test series against Australia, has been dropped.
The Indian team practised in a net session at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, where all eyes were on Rohit Sharma. He looked quite comfortable against both fast bowling and spin. In the press conference, Ajinkya Rahane said that Rohit Sharma will open.
Rohit Sharma (Vice-Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Mohammad Siraj, Jaspreet Bumrah.
New Zealand became number 1 after defeating Pakistan
New Zealand defeated Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs in the second Test match being played in Christchurch. With this, New Zealand has defeated Pakistan (New Zealand vs Pakistan) 2–0 in the Test series and secured the first position in the ICC Test Ranking. For the first time in the history of Test cricket, the New Zealand team reached number one in the Test rankings.
New Zealand has overtaken Australia to make it to the top of the ICC Test rankings with 118 ratings. At the same time, Australia is now in second place with 116 ratings. In this list, India is at the third position with 114 points and England is at fourth position with 106 points.
In this list, Pakistan is at seventh position with 82 ratings. Earlier, Australia remained at number one in the ICC Test rankings released on January 5. In this list, South Africa is at number five, Sri Lanka at number six, West Indies at number eight, Bangladesh at number ninth and Zimbabwe at number 10.
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Former Indian captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly will remain in the hospital for another day. Kolkata’s Woodlands Hospital has said that Ganguly wants to stay in the hospital today and he will go home tomorrow. His condition is stable and he is fit. Earlier, the hospital had said that Ganguly would be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday.
Doctors will monitor at home
The CEO of Woodlands Hospital, Dr Rupali Basu, said that Sourav Ganguly would be regularly monitored at home after being discharged from the hospital. Ganguly suffered a mild heart attack last week, after which he underwent angioplasty. On Saturday, Ganguly’s report revealed a ‘triple vessel disease’ related to the heart. Three coronary arteries in his heart are blocked. His second angioplasty is likely later.
Sourav Ganguly is fully fit
Notable cardiologist Dr Devi Shetty said after monitoring Ganguly’s health on Tuesday that a heart attack did not harm his health. After talking to a team of 13 doctors who were treating Ganguly at the Woodland Hospital, Dr Shetty said, “Ganguly will recover soon because his heart is working in the same way as it did at the age of 20”. ‘