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Champions Trophy 2017: Rohit Sharma Takes to Net Sessions

Cricketnext Staff |May 29, 2017, 4:08 PM IST
Champions Trophy 2017: Rohit Sharma Takes to Net Sessions

New Delhi: There were a few eyebrows raised when Indian opener Rohit Sharma did not take the flight to UK on Friday along with the rest of the squad for the Champions Trophy. Reports surfaced stating that the flamboyant right-hander had stayed back for a family wedding.

He therefore missed the first warm-up game against New Zealand on Sunday but now he has finally reached London. Well, if you are late, you seldom have time to rest. Rohit had to show up for pratice early on Monday. BCCI Tweeted a picture of him, captioning 'The Hitman is BACK #TeamIndia #CT17 - @ImRo45'. The whole team would now want him to get into his groove by getting some runs in the second warm up outing against Bangladesh.

Not only Rohit, BCCI posted a photo of Indian captain Virat Kohli too who was seen gearing up to take stance in the nets. Kohli looked in good touch in the first warm-up on Sunday where he notched a fifty but then heavy rains stopped play. India were declared winners by 45 via D/L method.

If India are to go the distance once again in this edition, they would need both these world class batters to be at the top of their game. They have some crucial group fixtures against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa and if these two fire, the semis won't be too far fetched a dream.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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