In the shocking turn of events, the former India captain Virat Kohli has reportedly sustained a groin injury ahead of the first ODI against England and is likely to miss the series opener.
Notably, the first ODI between will be played at the Kennington Oval in London on July 11. The reports further mentioned that Kohli didn’t travel to London from Nottingham, where the third T20I took place. The 33-year old underwent a medical assessment of which the results haven’t been revealed.
“Virat has a groin strain during last game. It can’t be confirmed whether it happened during fielding or while batting. He will probably miss first ODI tomorrow at Oval as the groin needs rest,” a BCCI source told PTI on condition of anonymity.
“When a player is doing well for so many years, then one or two bad series does not make him a bad player. We should not overlook his past performances. We who are in the team know the importance of the player. They have got all the right to talk about it but it does not matter for us too much,” he added.
India’s squad for 3 ODIs
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, J Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Shami, Mohd Siraj, Arshdeep Singh