Injured Virat Kohli might miss the West Indies series: Virat Kohli is all in likeliness of missing the Test series against West Indies.
Virat Kohli, India’s regular captain in all formats of the game, might not be able to feature in the India’s upcoming Test series against West Indies. As per a report in PTI, Kohli has suffered a wrist niggle, which is why the selectors haven’t announced the team so far.
The selectors were scheduled to announce the Test team today. However, they are now waiting for Kohli’s fitness reports, after which they will name the final squad.
“Virat is carrying a wrist niggle. Tests have been done and selectors are awaiting the medical update from the National Cricket Academy’s support staff. It is not clear how he sustained the wrist injury. It could have been during the England Test matches or training sessions,” a senior BCCI office-bearer was quoted as saying by PTI.
Kohli is currently undergoing a break which was granted to him ahead of the Asia Cup in a bid to manage his workload more efficiently.
If Kohli doesn’t make it to the squad, his deputy Ajinkya Rahane will lead the team in his absence. Having led India in two Test matches, Rahane has won both of them as captain. Recently, he was named the captain for the historic Test match against Afghanistan.
Rahane might also replace Kohli at No. 4 for India. Among the other middle-order prospects for India are Hanuma Vihari and Karun Nair. That being said, whether both of them will play will depend on how many bowlers does India opt to play with.
India are also expected to hand a Test debut to teenage opener Prithvi Shaw as he looks set to replace Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the order.
Below are some of the recent Twitter reactions on Virat Kohli:
— Optimus (@0_0fcuksgvn) September 29, 2018
— Maximum Cricket (@Maximum_Cricket) September 29, 2018
Under Dada’s Kaptaani we won our First tournament…many more to come im sure…and hopefully first test series win downunder this year under Kohli. watch Cricket Ki baat #ckb daily at 7pm on @indiatvnews @SGanguly99 @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/jAPp0RmtLm
— Samip Rajguru (@samiprajguru) September 29, 2018