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Sharma misses deciding fourth Test

31st December 2018, 09:38 by Gareth Freeman

India's Rohit Sharma will miss the crucial fourth Test against Australia in Sydney because he has flown home to be with family.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India has confirmed Sharma travelled back to Mumbai after India's victory in the third Test to spend time with his wife and new baby daughter.

India lead the series 2-1 and will claim a series victory if they avoid defeat in the fourth Test, which begins on Thursday.

No replacement has been called up for the middle-order batsman for Sydney, and Sharma is expected to return to Australia in time for the three-match ODI series that begins on January 12.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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