Former India captain Virat Kohli rested ahead of the third T20I match between India and Sri Lanka as the Blues were already leading 2-0 and winning the series. However, unlike Rishabh Pant and Rahul Chahar, who were out due to injuries, Virat Kohli decided not to waste any time and has already started training for the next set of India v USA trials. West Indies.
Virat was seen training at IS Bindra PCA Stadium on Sunday after joining the rest of the Test squad (leaving those playing in the T20I series) ahead of the Sri Lanka Test series. According to Hindustan Times, he received a warm welcome upon his arrival. Rishabh Pant, Jayant Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Jayant Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin all made a hedge around him when he entered.
Virat Kohli has suddenly resigned as India’s Test captain after their first Test loss to South Africa away. This was likely an effect of the growing tension between Virat Kohli and BCCI over the ODI captaincy controversy. However, as things stand, Virat Kohli is no longer India’s captain in any format and he has been replaced by Rohit Sharma in all of them. The India vs Sri Lanka test series will thus mark the beginning of a new era.
India will play two test matches against Sri Lanka. The first match will be played at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium from March 4-8. Game 2 will be played at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium from March 12-16. Rohit Sharna will lead the Indian team. This is the first time he will play a Test match as India’s permanent Test captain. Jasprit Bumrah was named vice-captain.
According to the ICC test ranking, India is currently ranked number 3 with a score of 116 while Sri Lanka sits in seventh place with a score of 83. India will be looking to improve their ranking in the next round of tests.
India Team Test Team: Rohit Sharma (C), Mayank Agarwal, Md. Shami, Md. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Saurabh Kumar, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, R Pant, KS Bharat, R Ashwin, Priyank Panchal, Virat Kohli, R Jadeja, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, J Bumrah (VC)