Kohli to skip T20 series against Tigers

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 11:28, Oct 21, 2019 | Updated : 11:31, Oct 21, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup - India v Pakistan - Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - June 16, 2019 India`s Virat Kohli celebrates his 50 Action Images via ReutersIndia skipper Virat Kohli is set to skip the T20Is against Bangladesh as he has been playing non-stop since the ODIs against Australia in March.

Sources in the know of developments confirmed that it has been decided to give Kohli a break during the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh, reports the Hindustan Times.

“Yes, he will be skipping the T20 series as he has been playing non-stop and needs a break considering that he has been part of the Australia series, the IPL, the World Cup, the tour of West Indies and now the series against South Africa. Managing the workload of the players, especially those playing all formats, is something that is a priority with this team to ensure that the players are fresh and on the top of their game at all times,” the source said.

The selection for the T20I series is to be done on Oct 24 and President-elect Sourav Ganguly has said that he will take the opportunity to speak to the selectors on MS Dhoni. The former India skipper has been on a sabbatical since the World Cup in England.

Meanwhile, Kohli is expected to return for the two-Test series against the Tigers as he has made it clear that the format is close to his heart and he wants to leave no stones unturned to ensure that India are crowned champions in the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship.