The Indian Cricket Team skipper is now free of workload since the World Cup
The board of selectors finally decided to exclude Indian skipper Virat Kohli for the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Bangladesh. Kohli will be rested as he was consistently playing since the 2019 World Cup. With Kohli’s absence, batsman Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian Cricket Team.
Rohit Sharma is the Player of the Series during the recently concluded Test series against South Africa. He scored two Test hundreds during the three-match series.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had a meeting with Kohli and Rohit yesterday. The selectors finally chose the players for T20I and Test series against the Bangladesh Cricket Team.
New players which include stumper Sanju Samson and all-rounder Shivam Dube were named in the T20 squad. According to BCCI chairman MSK Prasad, all-rounders have an important role in the squad.
‘It is important to have all-rounders in the T20s’, Prasad said. He also mentioned team member Bhuvneshwar Kumar who was dropped from the home series against South Africa. ‘Experienced pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar could make a comeback from injury in the next series (against the West Indies)’.
The Bangladesh Cricket Team’s tour of India will begin on November 3 in Delhi. They will also play two Test matches as part of the World Test Championship which will commence on November 14. Odds for the upcoming first T20I match will be available soon. Check out the latest cricket odds on Betwala.
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