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Kohli rested for last two ODIs and T20I series against New Zealand

India have rested Virat Kohli for the final two ODIs and the subsequent three-match T20 series in New Zealand.

"Considering his workload in the last few months, the team management and senior selection committee are of the view that it would be ideal for him to get adequate rest ahead of the home series against Australia," the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said.

"There will be no replacement for Mr. Kohli in the squad for the New Zealand series. Rohit Sharma will captain the side in the final two ODIs and T20I series."

India went 1-0 up in the five-match ODI series against New Zealand on Wednesday, thrashing the Kiwis by eight wickets in Napier.

India are due to host Australia for two T20s and five ODIs next month, ahead of the World Cup in England.