Common Indian captain Rohit Sharma and senior batter Virat Kohli have been rested once more, this time for the three-match one-day sequence within the West Indies to be performed later within the month. Veteran batter Shikhar Dhawan has been named captain of the group, whereas all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been picked because the vice-captain.
The BCCI introduced the Indian ODI squad for the West Indies sequence on Wednesday (July 6). Aside from Rohit and Kohli, different key members of the Indian group, pacer Jasprit Bumrah, all-rounder Hardik Pandya and keeper-batter Rishabh Pant, have additionally been given a break for the one-day sequence in West Indies.
Whereas Rohit missed the rescheduled Check in Birmingham in opposition to England, Bumrah led the group in his absence. Pant scored 100 and a fifty in the identical match. Each Rohit and Kohli had been additionally rested for the five-match T20I sequence in opposition to South Africa at dwelling. With KL Rahul being dominated out on the final second, Pant led in that sequence.
The choice to “relaxation” Kohli and Rohit, even supposing they’ve been given ample breaks in latest occasions, left Indian cricket followers livid. Many took to Twitter to share their frustration. Some even reminded the gamers and the BCCI that every one the star cricketers had been obtainable for all of the IPL matches for his or her respective franchises.
Listed here are some Twitter reactions to BCCI’s determination of leaving out Rohit and Kohli from India’s squad for the West Indies ODIs:
India’s squad for West Indies ODIs
Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Ravindra Jadeja (vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are battling poor type
Kohli is having a wretched run in cricket regardless of the format. His poor type has additionally been mirrored within the newest ICC rankings. As per the up to date checklist, Kohli has dropped out of the High 10 amongst Check batters for the primary time in six years.
Following his scores of 11 and 20 in opposition to England in Birmingham, the 33-year-old has now moved all the way down to the thirteenth spot.
Rohit has additionally struggled with the willow (when obtainable) ever since taking up as full-time skipper. After lacking the complete South Africa tour, he registered a highest rating of 46 within the two-match Check sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka at dwelling. He failed within the T20Is as effectively, scoring 50 runs in three matches.