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Kohli, Bumrah likely to be rested for West Indies ODIs and T20Is

Kohli, Bumrah likely to be rested for West Indies ODIs and T20Is

Indian skipper Virat Kohli and gun pacer Jasprit Bumrah are pivotal members of the national team. Even in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament, the senior players are making their presence felt which allowed Indian team to stay unbeaten so far in the running mega-event in England and Wales.

With so much of cricket around, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is extremely concerned about managing their players’ workload. From the start of the year, India has played many games against Australia and New Zealand. The national players also featured in a long season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Moreover, after World Cup, the men in blue are lined up to tour West Indies for 3 Tests, 3 ODIs and as many T20Is, starting from August 3.

The governing body of Indian cricket is likely to rest Kohli and Bumrah for the white-ball leg of the tour as it doesn’t want to see their batting and bowling leaders getting injured. However, the two players are expected to feature in the red-ball series. In the absence of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma is likely to take the leadership position – a thing he’s been doing with fair amount of success.