Rohit Sharma delivers an update on India’s injured trio ahead of the CWC23.

India captain Rohit Sharma has provided an update on several teammates as India step up their Cricket World Cup 2023 preparations.

While India was too strong for Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup Final at the R.Premadasa Stadium, the team was without a number of crucial players, and the squad’s make-up for the home World Cup campaign is far from finalized.

To clear the air, the captain is convinced the team will be ready for the competition, with Axar Patel and Shreyas Iyer on their way to full fitness well before their 8 October start.

With a wrist injury and a small rupture in his left quadricep, Axar’s injuries are the worst in the group, and he will miss the tail end of India’s triumphant campaign.

Axar’s captain confirmed that the spin-bowling all-rounder will miss part of their World Cup warm-up series against Australia, but he is optimistic of his availability for the main event.

“I don’t know if it will take a week or 10 days to heal. “We’ll have to see how that injury progresses,” Rohit said following their ten-wicket victory against Sri Lanka.

“Some guys recover quickly, and I hope he is one of them.”

“I’m not sure he’ll be able to play the first two home games against Australia.” But we’ll have to wait and see.”

Rohit also provided updates on Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin, with the former being deemed “99% fit” to play.

Iyer was forced to miss the Asia Cup due to mild back spasms, but Rohit has been assured that the important batter has nearly completed his recuperation.

“Shreyas was unable to participate in (the final) because certain parameters were kept for him to check off.” I believe he finished most of it today. I’d say he’s doing fine for the time being.

“But he looks good, he batted and fielded for long hours (as part of his conditioning), and he was on the ground long before we arrived.” “I don’t think it’s a concern for us.”

In terms of Ashwin, Rohit remarked that despite not getting picked up for the Asia Cup final as Axar’s replacement, the spin-bowling all-rounder is still in contention for a berth in India’s Cricket World Cup roster.

Rohit emphasized that fellow all-rounder Washington Sundar was preferred due to his late availability, having been prepared for India’s Asian Games performance in Hangzhou, China.

“As a spinner-all-rounder, Ashwin is next in line; I’ve been talking to him on the phone,” Rohit said again.

“Axar’s injury occurred at the final second. Because Washington was available, he had to come and play the part for us.

“He (Washington) was cricket-fit because he was in Bengaluru for the Asian Games camp.”

“I’ve been very clear about the roles of the players.” Everyone is on the same page.”