New dad Rohit Sharma to miss Sydney Test

The BCCI has announced there will be no replacement for the fourth and final Test in Sydney.

Rohit Sharma will join back the team for the ODI series which begins on January 12.   -  Getty Images

Rohit Sharma has left for home after the third Test to attend to his wife who has given birth to a baby girl.

The middle-order batsman, who notched up a half-century in the Indian first innings in the Boxing Day Test, will not take part in the fourth Test in Sydney, beginning January 3, a BCCI release said.    

India has not named a replacement player. Rohit will join the Indian ODI squad ahead of its series here, starting on January 12.