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Kohli and seniors ready to tour West Indies

The India tour of West Indies in August is likely to have most of the key players including Virat Kohli.



Kohli and seniors ready to tour West Indies
Defying the speculation, Kohli is likely to lead India in West Indies. Photo: Getty

Contrasting to the recent speculations about senior Indian cricketers including skipper Virat Kohli not being available for the forthcoming West Indies tour, it is now reported that all of them are ready to make the full tour.

Starting from 3rd of August, the full-fledged tour schedule contains three T20 Internationals, three one-day internationals and two Test matches ending on September 3. Except for Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah, all other players who were part of the World Cup squad and are fit are expected to join the tour.

The Indian skipper earlier on Thursday returned to the country after a painful semi-final exit from the World Cup 2019. He was spotted in Mumbai Airport along with his wife Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. Rohit Sharma had also returned to India from England on the following day of India’s exit from World Cup 2019.

It was, at some point in last month when reports revealed that Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah would be rested for the T20I and ODI series. But Kohli has informed the selectors that he will travel to West Indies for the shorter formats matches as well as for the Test matches.

Virat Kohli scored 443 runs for India in the World Cup and also accord the record of becoming the first captain to score five successive half-centuries in a single edition of a tournament. “There’s no word yet on Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar (who had to leave the World Cup midway due to injuries). The chief selector may have an idea because he’s been following this up. Let’s see, we’ll have a better idea tomorrow on how they’re recovering,” sources said as quoted by the Times of India.

Dhawan was ruled out of the entire tournament after fracturing his thumb in the World Cup group stage match against Australia.

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