Why won’t Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma play ODIs, T20Is vs South Africa? BCCI says…



The Indian cricket squads for the South Africa Tour have been announced. The BCCI men’s selection committee met in New Delhi on Thursday to select Team India’s squad for the upcoming all-format tour of South Africa. The Indian team will participate in three T20Is, three ODIs and two Test matches. During the tour, India A will also play two four-day matches against South Africa A and an inter-squad three-day match. Two stars Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma is not part of the Indian ODI and T20I squads for the South Africa Tour. BCCI has revealed why the duo is not part of the squad.

Much was riding on how the white-ball teams would look as it would give an idea of ​​the Indian cricket team’s white-ball plans going forward. There were reports that Rohit Sharma would lead in the T20Is against South Africa, but the BCCI press release had something else to say.

The reason Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are missing the T20Is and ODIs is not injury. The duo voluntarily told the BCCI that they wanted to take a break from the white ball in the South Africa Tour, according to a BCCI release.

“Rohit Sharma and Mr. Virat Kohli had requested the board for a break from the white-ball leg of the tour. Mohd. Shami is currently undergoing medical treatment and his availability depends on fitness. Mr. Abhimanyu Easwaran‘s availability depends on fitness,” the BCCI said in a release.

India squad for Test: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi JaiswalVirat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (week), KL Rahul (week), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Mohd. Shami*, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna.

India Squad for 3 T20Is: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Rinku SinghShreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (VC), Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Deepak Chahar.

India Squad for 3 ODIs: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai SudharsanTilak Varma, Rajat PatidarRinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (C)(wk), Sanju Samson (week), Axar PatelWashington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra ChahalMukesh Kumar, Avesh KhanArshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar.

India A squad for the 1st four-day match: Sai Sudharsan, Abhimanyu Easwaran*, Devdutt Padikkal, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Sarfaraz Khan, KS Bharat (C)(wk), Dhruv Jurel, Shardul Thakur, Pulkit Narang, Sourabh Kumar, Manav Suthar, Prasidh Krishna, Akash Deep, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Tushar Deshpande.

India A squad for 3rd four-day match: Sai Sudharsan, Abhimanyu Easwaran*, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, KS Bharat (C)(wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Harshit Rana, Kuldeep Yadav, Manav Suthar, Akash Deep, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Navdeep Saini.

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