Virat Kohli is on a month’s break
India to play 3 ODIs on Zimbabwe tour
Golden opportunity for Kohli to get into the rhythm
New Delhi. Former Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli may tour Zimbabwe (IND v ZIM) to regain his lost form. Team India has to tour Zimbabwe in the next month i.e. August. The Indian team is ready to tour Zimbabwe after six years. The Indian selectors feel that the tour of Zimbabwe can prove to be a great opportunity for Virat to regain his momentum. Virat is currently out of Team India under rest.
The Asia Cup will be held in the last week of August. In such a situation, the Indian selectors want Virat to take part in the Asia Cup by playing three ODIs against Zimbabwe. The first ODI of the three-match series between India and Zimbabwe will be played on August 18. KL Rahul can take over the command of the Indian team on this tour. Rahul is currently undergoing the rehab process at the National Cricket Academy. He recently had a sports hernia surgery in Germany.
‘Virat visit Zimbabwe to regain momentum’
A BCCI source said, “There is still some time for the team selection meeting for the Zimbabwe tour. We want Virat to tour Zimbabwe to get into the rhythm. This is Virat’s favorite format. Playing the series against Zimbabwe will help him get into form before the Asia Cup. India can send its second-class team on the Zimbabwe tour.
Virat Kohli rested for West Indies tour
Virat Kohli has been rested from the West Indies tour at this time. On the Windies tour, the Indian team will play a 3-match ODI series under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan. The first ODI match of the series will be played on 22 July. After this, Team India will play a 5-match T20 series against the hosts. Regular captain Rohit Sharma will return in this series.
Virat is currently struggling with his poor form. During the recent tour of England, he longed for runs in Test, T20 and ODI series. In both the innings of the fifth and last Test match of the series played against England, Virat could only score 31 runs. Apart from this, 12 runs were scored from his bat in two T20s and 33 runs in two ODIs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 21, 2022, 10:37 IST