Kohli suffers groin injury, likely to miss 1st ODI

Virat Kohli suffers a groin injury

Sinchan Saha

Modified Jul 12, 2022 1:04 AM IST

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Out-of-form hitter Virat Kohli is probably going to miss the first ODI against England at the Oval on Tuesday after sustaining a groin injury during the third T20 International.

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The degree of Kohli’s niggle is as yet not known, however the Indian team management wouldn’t mind allowing the 33-year-old veteran a break so he is available for the following two games at Lord’s (July 14) and Manchester (July 17).

“Virat had a groin strain during the last game. It can’t be confirmed whether it happened during fielding or while batting. He will probably miss the first ODI tomorrow at Oval as the groin needs rest,”

a BCCI source said

It has been discovered that Kohli didn’t travel out from Nottingham to London in the team bus and the explanation could be a visit to finish a clinical examination to evaluate his condition.

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On Monday, only the players chosen for the ODIs — Shikhar Dhawan, Shardul Thakur and Prasidh Krishna — had an optional net session at the Oval ground in London.

This could likewise be the justification for the delay of the Indian team selection for the five-match T20I series in the West Indies and the USA. The team will be announced on Tuesday.

Kohli’s spot in the T20 side is being addressed over and over by the experts including former greats like Kapil Dev and Virender Sehwag despite the fact that captain Rohit Sharma has firmly backed his long-time colleague.

As per people privy to the developments in the India camp, Kohli has requested rest from the whole West Indies series. In the event he is not part of the team, whether that term will be “rest” or “dropped” will be a point of discussion.

“The Indian team will be taking a charter flight to the Caribbean,”

the source informed

The BCCI has chosen to fly the Indian squad toward the West Indies by a special charter flight from Manchester to Port of Spain because of the COVID-19 danger.