Virat Kohli likely to skip T20s


India Squad SL Series: Jadeja & Bumrah set for comeback – Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah are all set to make a comeback for the Sri Lanka series after being rested for the West Indies series. However, former skipper Virat Kohli is likely to be rested for the T20 series while making a comeback for the Test series, starting March 4 in Mohali. The three-match T20 series will start on February 24 in Lucknow with the squad set to be announced in the next 48 hours. Follow IND vs SL Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

While the T20 squad for Sri Lanka series is expected to remain the same as the West Indies series apart from the addition of Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah. KL Rahul’s return is also doubtful for the T20 series as he is undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA in Bengaluru.

India Squad SL Series: Virat Kohli likely to skip T20s, Ravindra Jadeja & Jasprit Bumrah set for comeback, squad announcement in next 48 hours

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India Squad SL Series: Virat Kohli likely to skip T20s, Ravindra Jadeja & Jasprit Bumrah set for comeback, squad announcement in next 48 hours

As per a Cricbuzz report, Ravindra Jadeja has already reached Lucknow and has begun quarantine for the T20 series. The first T20 will be played at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow followed by the last two in Dharmashala.

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India Squad SL Series: Virat Kohli likely to skip T20s, Ravindra Jadeja & Jasprit Bumrah set for comeback, squad announcement in next 48 hours

Virat Kohli to skip T20 series – As for Virat Kohli, he has been given rest ahead of the two-match Test series. That means Virat Kohli will only play his 100th T20 against South Africa in June at home. As for his 100th Test match, it is likely to be in Mohali. But the former skipper hasn’t clarified whether he will be available from the 1st Test.

India Squad SL Series: Virat Kohli likely to skip T20s, Ravindra Jadeja & Jasprit Bumrah set for comeback, squad announcement in next 48 hours

If he misses the first Test, he will be back for the second and final Test in Bengaluru. The Day Night Pink ball match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium will be his 100th Test in that case.

India Squad SL Series: Players who are out with injury or rested

  • Jasprit Bumrah (Rested)
  • Mohammed Shami (Rested)
  • Washington Sundar (Injured)
  • KL Rahul (Injured)
  • Rahul Chahar (Injured)
  • Ravindra Jadeja (Injured)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin (Injured)
  • Axar Patel (Recovering from Covid)

Sri Lanka tour of India, 2022

Sr. No. Day Date Match Venue
1 Thursday 24th February 1st T20I Lucknow
2 Saturday 26th February 2nd T20I Dharamsala
3 Sunday 27th February 3rd T20I Dharamsala
4 Friday 4th-8th March 1st Test Mohali
5 Saturday 12th -16th March 2nd Test (D/N) Bengaluru
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India Squad SL Series: Virat Kohli likely to skip T20s, Ravindra Jadeja & Jasprit Bumrah set for comeback, squad announcement in next 48 hours

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