India Squad SL Series: Virat Kohli takes TEMPORARY BREAK from T20Is, will return for SL ODIs, Follow IND vs SL LIVE Updates

India Squad SL Series – India vs SriLanka LIVE: India’s superstar Virat Kohli is taking a temporary break from T20s with focus…

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India Squad SL Series – India vs SriLanka LIVE: India’s superstar Virat Kohli is taking a temporary break from T20s with focus on ODIs and Tests. While he has not informed the BCCI about the timeframe of his return to T20Is, he may not play any T20Is before the IPL 2023. Kohli is one of the major absentees in T20s with Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi getting the go in SriLanka series. Kohli will return for SL ODI series. Kohli taking a short vacation before returning for the ODI series. Along with Kohli, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma also miss out. Hardik Pandya will lead the team in T20s. Follow IND vs SL LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Rohit who is recovering from his fractured thumb is racing against time to be fit for the ODIs starting January 10.

“Yes, Virat has informed he is unavailable for the T20s. He will return for the ODI series. It’s unclear at the moment whether he is taking a sabbatical from T20Is. But of course, he will be in plans for important series. As for Rohit, it looks tough and we don’t want to rush his return. Whether he is fit is a call that will be made in the due course. He is batting but can’t take the risk in feeding,” a senior BCCI official told InsideSport.

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India’s squad for Sri Lanka T20Is: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.

India’s squad for Sri Lanka ODIs: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.

India Squad SL Series: Virat Kohli takes TEMPORARY BREAK from T20Is, will return for SL ODIs, Follow IND vs SL LIVE Updates

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Virat Kohli T20 Break: With focus on building a team for the T20 World Cup 2024, Kohli’s absence will make it easier for the selectors. India are looking into a T20 Reboot with many seniors have been axed along with KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik besides Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammad Shami. Skipper Rohit Sharma is also a major absentee. While he is yet to be fit, it is likely that Hardik Pandya will be the permanent captain.

A 34-year-old Kohli despite being at the pinnacle of fitness wants to manage his workload. While he is not out of 2024 WC plans, he will be focusing more on the longer formats. But he will keep his T20 game going in the IPL. Before IPL, India will play 6 T20s with a young team.

Rohit Sharma Injury – The Indian captain is nursing the thumb injury he suffered during IND BAN 2nd ODI. With the Australia series coming up in February, the BCCI doesn’t want to take any risks. The medical team will conduct an injury assessment. He will return for the ODI series only if he is 100%.

IND vs SL Series: What is Rohit’s injury status?

  • The board is not ready to take any risk whatsoever with Rohit’s injury,
  • In previous cases, it rushed players like Deepak Chahar, & Jasprit Bumrah, and paid the price.
  • With Australia Test series coming up in February, the board wants to make sure Rohit’s thumb is fully healed.
  • A place in the WTC final spot is at stake, and the India opener’s availability for the Australia series is vital.
  • Rohit is currently feeling some stiffness in his thumb. BCCI medical team has advised Rohit a complete rehab.
  • The duration of it is still not known, but for now, it may take three to four weeks.

India Squad SL Series: Virat Kohli takes TEMPORARY BREAK from T20Is, will return for SL ODIs, Follow IND vs SL LIVE Updates

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2022-23
Sr. No. Day Date Match Venue
1 Tuesday 3rd January 1st T20I Mumbai
2 Thursday 5th January 2nd T20I Pune
3 Saturday 7th January 3rd T20I Rajkot
4 Tuesday 10th January 1st ODI Guwahati
5 Thursday 12th January 2nd ODI Kolkata
6 Sunday 15th January 3rd ODI Trivandrum

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