Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli withdraws from India-England series, change in pace department

The former captain of the Indian Cricket team, Virat Kohli has reported to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the senior national selection committee that he won’t be playing in the last three Tests of the series against England. This decision came during a meeting where the selectors were deciding on the squad for the matches in Rajkot, Ranchi, and Dharamshala.

At the start of the series, Kohli talked with Indian captain Rohit Sharma, the team leaders, and the selectors. He said that while protecting his country is his main focus, he has some personal issues that need his full attention. 

Afterward, BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a press release, “We understand Kohli’s choice. The Board and team leaders support him. The rest of the team believes in their skills to perform well in the Test series.”

Kohli won’t be playing in the first home series of his career. After India made a strong comeback in Vizag to tie the series at 1-1, the selectors chose not to alter the winning team too much. They appreciated the good performances in the Test series.

Shreyas Iyer, a player who bats in the middle of the cricket lineup, won’t be playing the next three Tests because he got hurt. He’ll be looked after by the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru while he gets better. Rahul and Jadeja couldn’t play in the second Test because they were injured, but now they’re all better and back on the team, which helps keep everything fair.

The people who chose the players also decided to make sure Jasprit Bumrah doesn’t get too tired, so he can play well in the important third Test. They picked Akash Deep to take Avesh Khan’s place for the rest of the tests. The people who chose the players think Avesh should focus on playing in the Ranji Trophy instead of sitting on the bench. Akash Deep made a good impression on the people who chose the players and Rohit during a recent match against the England Lions in Ahmedabad.

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