Not Virat Kohli! Report Claims This Reason Delayed India’s Test Team Selection

Feb 9, 2024

Indian cricket team batsman Virat Kohli© AFP

There is a lot of speculation regarding India's team selection for the remaining three Test matches against England. The main question mark was over the availability of star batsman Virat Kohli, who had opted out of the first two matches citing 'personal reasons'. There were rumors that Kohli would miss the next two matches as well and the selectors were waiting for his confirmation before selecting the team. However, a report in Sports Tak claims that the reason for the delay in naming the team is that the selectors are waiting for the fitness report of Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul from the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

Both KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja missed the second Test due to injuries and are currently undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA. The report further claims that there is some good news for Indian fans as both the players may be available for selection later in the series.

When it comes to Kohli, it was reported that he is expected to miss a few more games.

ESPNcricinfo said in a report, Kohli may also miss the third and fourth Test matches against England. The report also says that it is doubtful for Kohli to play in the fifth and last match of the series.

Earlier, according to a report by Indian Express, Virat has not told the BCCI the date of his return. But, as soon as he makes himself available, the selectors will include him in the team.

“Virat will decide when to make a comeback to the Indian team. He has not informed us yet, but whenever he decides to play, he will be included in the squad,” a BCCI official was quoted as saying.

“Representing the country has always been his top priority, but certain personal situations demand his presence and full attention. The BCCI respects his decision and the board and team management have welcomed the star batsman as their best friend,” the BCCI said in a statement. Has given support.” After Kohli withdrew from the first two Test matches against England.

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