Virat Kohli rested, Rohit Sharma named captain for T20I series vs Sri Lanka

first_imgVirat Kohli has been rested for three-match T20 International series vs Sri Lanka this month.Kohli, India’s busiest cricketer this year, has also been rested for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka. Rohit has been named captain for the ODIs as well.Shreyas Iyer, who made his debut in the T20 series vs New Zealand has retained his place as Mohammed Siraj. Deepak Hooda, Basil Thampi and Washington Sundar are the new names in the T20 squad.Kohli had said before the start of the Kolkata Test that he was human and would ask for a break if he needed to.”It’s humanly impossible to maintain the same kind of intensity for a player who plays all three formats. Definitely, I do need a rest. When I think that my body needs to be rested, I’ll ask for it. I am not a robot you can cut my skin and check, I bleed,” Kohli had said.Kohli has so far featured in 9 Tests, 26 ODIs and 10 T20 Internationals this year, becoming the busiest Indian player since January. In the course of a hectic year, Kohli has amassed over 2000 international runs including 10 hundreds.India’s T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvedra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat#TeamIndia for Paytm T20Is against Sri Lanka announcedRohit (Capt), Rahul, Shreyas, Manish, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik, W Sundar, Yuzvendra, Kuldeep, Deepak Hooda, Bumrah, M Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat. #INDvSLadvertisement- BCCI (@BCCI) December 4, 2017last_img