India’s Kohli to miss rest of England Test series-ZoomTech News

Kohli has performed 113 Checks for India, scoring virtually 9,000 runs

India batter Virat Kohli will miss the remainder of the Check sequence in opposition to England for private causes.

The 35-year-old ex-captain beforehand withdrew from the primary two Checks.

The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) mentioned on Saturday that Kohli additionally will probably be absent from the remaining three Checks.

“Virat Kohli will stay unavailable for choice for the rest of the sequence on account of private causes,” the BCCI introduced in a press release.

“The board absolutely respects and helps Mr Kohli’s resolution.”

When lacking the primary two Checks, the board had mentioned “sure private conditions demand his presence and undivided consideration”.

Kohli, who has performed 113 Checks for India, is fourth on their record of all-time main run-scorers with 8,848.

The sequence is degree at 1-1 with three video games to play, beginning with the third Check in Rajkot on Thursday, 15 February.

Kohli, who led the facet in 68 Checks between 2014 and 2022, had not missed a Check for India for greater than two years, final doing so when he was dominated out of a match in opposition to South Africa in Johannesburg with a again spasm in January 2022.

India gained the second Check by 106 runs in Visakhapatnam on Monday to degree the sequence.

Batter Shreyas Iyer, who performed within the first two Checks, additionally didn’t function within the 17-man squad named for the rest of the sequence.

Spinner Ravindra Jadeja and batter KL Rahul, who each performed within the first Check, have returned to the squad however will solely play “topic to health clearance from the BCCI medical workforce”, the board added.

There’s additionally a call-up for uncapped seamer Akash Deep.

India squad for remaining Checks: Rohit Sharma (capt), Jasprit Bumrah, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (wk), Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Akash Deep.

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