Virat Kohli likely to lead India: A fresh set of reports claim that the Indian skipper will travel to West Indies for the upcoming tour.
If a latest report in to be believed, India captain Virat Kohli is all set to travel to West Indies for the complete tour starting on August 3. It was earlier reported that Kohli and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will be rested for the tour in a bid to manage their workload.
Despite missing a couple of ODIs and the T20I series in New Zealand, Kohli has been on the road since India’s tour of Australia last year. The Indian skipper has not just played but done well across formats.
In the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Kohli scored 443 runs in nine ODIs at an average of 55.37 and a strike rate of 94.05 including five half-centuries. In 29 matches across formats since the tour of Australia, Kohli has scored 1,497 runs at an average of 53.46 and a strike rate of 78.50 including four centuries and nine half-centuries.
Virat Kohli likely to lead India
It is believed that Kohli is disappointed with India losing to New Zealand in the semi-final of the recently concluded World Cup. In a bid to start the process of turning things around, the 30-year old cricketer will travel to West Indies.
Firstly I want to thank all our fans who came in huge numbers to support the team. You made it a memorable tournament for all of us & we definitely felt the love showered upon the team. We are all disappointed & share the same emotions as you. We gave everything we had.Jai hind🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/rFwxiUdqK5
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 10, 2019
Therefore, Kohli has informed the national selectors that he is available for the complete tour. Staring from August 3, India will play three T20Is, three ODIs and a couple of Test matches in West Indies before returning back for a grand home season.
In the ODI series against West Indies at home last year, Kohli had amassed 453 runs in five ODIs at an average of 151 and a strike rate of 112.96 including three centuries.