Virat Kohli Advises Rest Following Back Stiffness, and the BCCI Provides an Update On Rahane’s Injury.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli was spotted leaving the field during Team India’s warm-up match against County Select XI on Tuesday. In response to his absence, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that Kohli had been recommended to rest after experiencing back discomfort.
“Captain Virat Kohli felt some discomfort in his back late Monday evening and the BCCI Medical Team recommended him to rest from the three-day first-class warm-up game,” the BCCI stated in a statement.
Ajinkya Rahane, India’s vice-captain, is also suffering from hamstring swelling and was ruled out of the warm-up game against England. Regarding his injury, the BCCI stated that Rahane is anticipated to be fully recovered in time for the first Test on August 4.
KL Rahul, India’s opening batsman, silenced doubters during a warm-up match against County Select XI on Tuesday with a knock of 101 to cement his place in the playing XI. With Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha out with COVID-19, KL Rahul batted as a wicket-keeper batter, scoring 101 runs in 150 balls with 11 boundaries and 1 six. This is his first ‘first-class’ century since a 149-run effort against England in a warm-up game versus Country XI in 2018.
The Indian squad, captained by Captain Virat Kohli, will face England in a five-match Test series beginning August 4. The series will also kick off the next cycle of the World Test Championship. The high-octane struggle will continue a month as Kohli and his side try to break England’s Test series victory streak.
The BCCI Medical Team is closely watching him (Rahane), and he is anticipated to completely recover in time for the first Test against England, which begins on August 4th in Nottingham,” the cricket body stated. The previous time India played a Test series in England, the hosts won 4-1.
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