Virat Kohli rested for ODI & T20 series

Virat Kohli rested for ODI & T20 series

Virat Kohli will be rested for ODI & T20 series against Sri Lanka:

India’s skipper Virat Kohli will not be included in the ODI squad against Sri Lanka as he will be preparing for South Africa tour. Team India captain will be rested for the ODI series after the Test series ends.

Kohli rested for ODI series against Sri Lanka
Virat Kohli rested for ODI & T20 series against Sri Lanka

India crushed Sri Lanka in second Test at Nagpur. Virat Kohli struck double ton & declared the first innings for 610-6.

India led by Kohli will tour South Africa in January 2018.

Kohli asked board to grant him leave before the Sri Lanka series,

"I'm not a robot, you can slice my skin and check if I still bleed,", said Kohli.

The star batsman has played more cricket in 2017 than rest of the Indian players. Kohli has played 9 Test, 26 ODIs & 10 T20s.

India will announce squad for the South Africa later this week.

India will play the last Test match against Sri Lanka on 2 December. Shikar Dhawan will return for the third Test.

The Test series will be followed by three match ODI series. Rohit Sharma will lead India in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Sharma will remain team India skipper in T20 series as well. Kohli will prepare for South Africa tour during this period.

India squad for 3rd Test:

  1. Virat Kohli (capt)
  2. Murali Vijay
  3. Lokesh Rahul
  4. Shikhar Dhawan
  5. Cheteshwar Pujara
  6. Ajinkya Rahane
  7. Rohit Sharma
  8. Wriddhiman Saha
  9. Ravichandran Ashwin
  10. Ravindra Jadeja
  11. Kuldeep Yadav
  12. Mohammed Shami
  13. Umesh Yadav
  14. Ishant Sharma
  15. Vijay Shankar

India squad for ODI series:

  1. Rohit Sharma (capt)
  2. Shikhar Dhawan
  3. Ajinkya Rahane
  4. Shreyas Iyer
  5. Manish Pandey
  6. Kedar Jadhav
  7. Dinesh Karthik
  8. MS Dhoni
  9. Hardik Pandya
  10. Axar Patel
  11. Kuldeep Yadav
  12. Yuzvendra Chahal
  13. Jasprit Bumrah
  14. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  15. Siddarth Kaul
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