Rohit Sharma may be rested for T20Is, team selection on February 15

Rohit Sharma may be rested for T20Is, team selection on February 15

After a taxing three-month-long Australia, New Zealand tour, the Men in Blue will get ready to host Australia in a two-match T20I series followed by a five-match ODI series. While he is expected to make a return sometime in the series against the Aussies, limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma could be sent to a break in the upcoming series.

After losing their maiden Test and ODI series to India at home, Australia are set for a reciprocating tour of India starting February 24.

The stand-in Indian skipper is now back in India for a while and looks like he's enjoying the time off in the company of his baby daughter. In what will be India's last global assignment before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, India will host Australia for two T20Is and five ODIs.

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"Workload management of the senior players will definitely be the main area of discussion as we all know that the Indians have been on the road and the selectors and team management have made a conscious effort to ensure that the players get ample rest between games and series".

The pace triumvirate of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami is also likely to be rotated in order to help them recover. Moreover, he reckoned giving more game time to Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik could solve the goal. It will be interesting to see if wrist-spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are also given a break at some point during the series, to help them rejuvenate for the challenging four months ahead.

Earlier, coach Ravi Shastri had already said that the workload of all the bowlers will be keenly watched and monitored during the IPL. Also, keeping the 2019 World Cup in mind, scheduled to start on May 30 in England and Wales; the selectors need to give their preferred 15 Indian players some time off the field. Among them, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane and even Vijay Shankar could find a place.

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