Indian selectors have decided to rest captain Captain Kohli in the three T-20 series with the final two ODIs against the New Zealand series. Kohli, who has been consistently performing for some time since the past, has been selected by the selectors for the World Cup. In the absence of Kohli, Rohit Sharma will take the captaincy.
Kohli has been playing consistently for the last few months. Apart from this, India is scheduled to play one-day and T-20 series against Australia after the tour of New Zealand and after that the IPL will be held and after that the World Cup will be played, due to which Kohli needs to be given the chance to rest now, the team management, a senior selection panel Expressed.
In the Indian team, no decision has been taken to replace Kohli in place of someone else. Earlier, the team was scheduled to tour Australia in Australia, when Kohli was rested in the T-20 series against the home crowd. It was also restored in the Asia Cup played in September and when Rohit Sharma took captains.
When the World Cup is near, India has rested the star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah in the ongoing New Zealand tour. India will play second ODI on January 26 in New Zealand tour. The third ODI will be played on 28th January. After this, the final two ODIs will be played on January 31 and February 3, after which the three ODIs will be held. The series starts on February 6 in Wellington.