‘Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli asked for…’: BCCI explains why T20Is, ODIs will not be played against South Africa – Magazine Creations

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on November 30 announced the squad for the T20I, ODI and Test series for India’s tour of South Africa.

However, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah stated that India skipper Rohit Sharma and star batsman Virat Kohli will not participate in the 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs.

“Mr. Rohit Sharma and Mr. Virat Kohli have requested the board to take a break from the white-ball tour of the tour,” BCCI Secretary said in a press release.

Earlier, a report arrived in which Virat Kohli was said to have informed the BCCI that he will play red-ball cricket. “Kohli has informed the BCCI and the selectors that he needs a break from white-ball cricket and will get back to them on when he wants to play white-ball cricket next. For now he has informed the BCCI that he will play red-ball cricket. ..” The Indian Express quoted a source to explain.

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Apart from this, the cricket board also informed that Mohammed Shami is currently undergoing medical treatment. She added: “Mohammed Al-Shami is currently undergoing medical treatment and his presence is subject to his fitness.”

Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav, who is leading the Indian cricket team in the ongoing five-match T20I series against Australia, will continue to lead the team in the shortest format during the three-match series against South Africa, the BCCI said.

The series will start on December 10 in Durban. Apart from this, the BCCI has informed that KL Rahul will lead the Indian team or the three-match ODI series against the Proteas. However, Rohit Sharma will lead the team in the Test series, where Virat Kohli will also feature.

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India’s tour of South Africa:

India will play 3 T20Is on December 10, 12 and 14 in Durban, Gkirbha and Johannesburg respectively.

Next, the Indian team will take on the Proteas in 3 ODIs, to be played on December 17, 19 and 21 in Johannesburg, Gkirbha and Paarl.

Later, the Indian team will participate in two Tests with the Proteas. The first test will be held from December 26 to 30 at Centurion. The second Test will be played between January 3 and 7 in Cape Town.

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Updated: November 30, 2023, 10:51 PM IST


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