Fit-again Sharma to join India tour in Australia
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Media reports said the 33-year-old will fly to Australia on Sunday to start the two weeks of quarantine that will see him miss the first two of the four Tests that start December 17 in Adelaide.
The Mumbai Indians captain has been at the national centre since November 19 after suffering a left hamstring injury during the Indian Premier League.
He had been given a detailed programme to follow during the two weeks he will be quarantined for in Australia, the statement said.
Doctors will check Sharma's fitness again after the quarantine and make a call on his participation in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Sharma led the Mumbai Indians to a fifth IPL title last month -- something that has eluded Kohli in the 13 editions of the tournament -- prompting calls for him to take over the captaincy of the national T20 side.