Rohit Sharma and Kedar Jadhav have been ruled out of the upcoming Deodhar Trophy due to injuries. Rohit suffered a minor knee injury and has been advised rest by the BCCI's medical staff, while Jadhav is out due to a stomach ailment.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, the Maharashtra opener, has replaced Rohit in the India Blue squad, while India Red have drafted in Hyderabad left-arm seamer CV Milind and Bengal wicketkeeper-batsman Shreevats Goswami.
The injury is a setback in Rohit's comeback trail after undergoing surgery to treat an injured thigh. He has missed the majority of India's home season, having last turned out for them in the final ODI against New Zealand in Visakhapatnam.
He returned after a four-month layoff when he was named in Mumbai's squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He played his first competitive match in nearly five months against Andhra in Chennai. Bating at No. 4, he managed 16. He was out for 4 in his second game, against Goa, where he was promoted to open.
Jadhav played an integral role in the Indian ODI team's series triumph over England, topping the run charts with 232 runs in three matches, including a match-winning 120 in a chase of 351 in his hometown Pune. He carried his excellent one-day form into the recently-concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he was Maharashtra's second-highest scorer with 375 runs at 53.57 and a strike rate of 136.36. He finished behind Gaikwad, Rohit's replacement in India Blue.
With Rohit, who was originally supposed to lead India Blue, ruled out, Harbhajan Singh will take over the captaincy of the team.