Ind vs NZ: Suresh Raina ruled out of 3rd ODI against New Zealand

News Agencies | First published: 22 October 2016, 17:59 IST
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Suresh Raina is still not available for selection for India's third ODI against New Zealand as "he has not yet fully recovered from viral fever" but Rohit Sharma spent a considerable time at the nets in an indication that he could be a part of the playing XI on 23 October.

Rohit, who was in discomfort after getting out for 15 in the last game in Delhi, spent a long time in the nets as the Indian team underwent a routine net session ahead of the game tomorrow.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who almost got his side over the line on Thursday in the second one-dayer, was not a part of the optional training session.

Batting mainstay Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane had a long net session, in which they mostly faced throwdowns.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who failed to finish the game in Delhi too had an extensive session, playing both pace and spin.

Vetaran curator Daljit Singh has promised a batting surface for tomorrow. The pitch, which has been used once earlier in the season, sported a tinge of green less than 24 hours before the game.

Raina, who was ruled out of the first ODI at Dharamsala but trained in the nets for the second game in Delhi before being deemed unfit for that match as well, is set to miss the third ODI also.