HomeCricketVirat Kohli requested to be rested from West Indies T20Is: Report

Virat Kohli requested to be rested from West Indies T20Is: Report

Former India captain Virat Kohli has the hot topic in cricket world especially after the miserable performance in the 5th Test against England in Edgbaston. Now Fresh reports suggest Kohli himself asked for rest from the entire series against the West Indies. This included the five T20Is, according to sources in the BCCI. It is also understood that the T20 squad for the tour of West Indies will be announced on July 11. Just one day after the shortest format series against England concludes.

“It was team management’s decision to rest Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah for the ODI series along with skipper himself,”


The five-match T20 series starts later this month in Tarouba, Trinidad. This will be followed by a couple of matches in St Kitts (Aug 1 and 2) and it concludes in Florida on August 6 and 7 respectively.

“However for the T20I series, all others are playing but Kohli has himself asked for a break. He has informed that he will be available for all series after the West Indies tour,”


England T20 series will decide Kohli’s place in the Asia Cup

Virat Kohli requested To be rested from West Indies T20Is: Report

While Kohli will get his break as he has sought. But his place in the national T20 squad for the next big international assignment (Asia Cup in Sri Lanka) will depend on his T20 form in the two games that he will play against England beginning on Thursday.

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Ashwin to play in the West Indies tour

It is understood that senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be recalled for the T20 series in the Caribbean and the USA leg.

“Ashwin is very much in the scheme of things. and he will be playing the T20 series in the West Indies. Also Washington Sundar is still not fit to play and by the time he gets fit, he will be playing for Lancashire in the County Championship and Royal London Cup,”


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A team like Ireland to travel for Zimbabwe tour

In between, India are expected to play a short T20 series in Zimbabwe. And just like in Ireland, a second string team is supposed to travel to the African nation.

KL Rahul and Deepak Chahar are expected to be fit before the Asia Cup. However if KL Rahul recovers in time for the Zimbabwe tour, he will be part of that short series.

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