India captain Virat Kohli will not take the part in the T20I series against Bangladesh as he has been playing constantly since March. While most of the senior players have taken a break on and off, Kohli last took a break in January when he didn’t play the final two ODIs against New Zealand and the T20 series after the ODI series. While speaking to IANS, sources confirmed that it has been decided already.
“Yes, he will be skipping the T20 series as he has been playing non-stop and needs a break considering that he has been part of the Australia series, the IPL, the World Cup, the tour of West Indies and now the series against South Africa. Managing the workload of the players, especially those playing all formats, is something that is a priority with this team to ensure that the players are fresh and on the top of their game at all times,” the source shared.
The selection of the squad for the T20I series will take place on October 24 and Virat Kohli will return for the two-Test series against Bangladesh.
“It’s been nice, but looking at the larger picture, the Test Championship, every game has even more value. We’re not going to take the foot off the gas in the third Test, we’re looking for a result again, and hopefully make it 3-0. Because these points are important, we understand that, with the Test Championship it’s going to be very crucial, at all the stages, when we play away from home as well. And no one’s going to relax at any stage, that’s a guarantee,” Kohli said.