Rohit Sharma missed the first Test of the two-match series in Chattogram against Bangladesh, which India won convincingly by a score of 188 runs to establish an unassailable 1-0 lead. KL Rahul captained the team in place of Rohit, who was forced to leave the game due to a thumb injury. Rahul provided a thorough update on Rohit’s availability for the second Test in Mirpur after the significant victory.

Rohit missed the third ODI and consequently the first Test due to a thumb injury he sustained in the second ODI against Bangladesh earlier this month. He was replaced in the lineup by Abhimanyu Easwaran, and Shubman Gill was given the chance, to begin with, Rahul.

Rahul said that Rohit’s availability would be determined over the following two days after the victory in Chattogram on Sunday.

Rahul remarked at the post-game news conference, “With regards to Rohit, we may be able to ascertain (his situation) in the next day or two, even though I am not aware of it. The last game of the trip will be the Test match at Mirpur, which will start on December 22.

Rahul also discussed India’s performance in the first Test, which helped the team move up to second place in the standings and put them back in the running for a position in the World Test Championship championship match.

“Everything was distinct. We bowled and batted quite well. We took the majority of the catches that came our way in fielding as well. You win Test matches in that manner. For all forms, just one or two players are incapable of winning matches, he said.

In the first innings (of Bangladesh), “Kuldeep (Yadav) and (Mohammed) Siraj bowled exceptionally well, but others backed them well.” Axar (Patel) bowled well in the second innings, but Kuldeep and Ash (R Ashwin) kept the pressure on. Umesh (Yadav) and Siraj bowled several excellent spells, kept it close, and often out-batted the bat, but they were unfortunate.

“Everyone performed well, which was what we intended to do as a team. Others offered encouragement to the guys who did very well. People who help others are crucial as well.