Kohli will play the first Test against Australia in Adelaide from December 17 before going back home to be with his pregnant wife Anushka Sharma. Rahane will lead the side in his absence.
Why is Virat not playing in Australia?
As Kohli and Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child, the batsman requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for paternity leave. The BCCI obliged and Kohli was set to play only the pink-ball Test. … “Kohli has left Australia today morning.
Is Virat Kohli coming back to Australia?
Virat Kohli will play no part in the remainder of the India-Australia Test series as he returns home for his first child’s birth. Kohli has played 13 Tests in Australia, amassing 1,352 runs at 53.14.
Will Virat Kohli play 2nd Test?
Australia vs India, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli left for his home after the first Test match due to a paternity leave granted by the BCCI. He and his wife Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child in January 2021.
Who will replace Kohli in test?
Former Team India opener and full-time pundit Aakash Chopra has named the ideal batting replacement of the Indian skipper for the remaining 3 Tests India will play without Kohli in Australia.
Why Virat Kohli is called Goat?
But do you know that Virat Kohli has been given the tag of GOAT while scoring runs for his team and making Indian proud? Yes, you are right. GOAT is actually an abbreviation that stands for ‘Greatest Of All Time’.
How many tests miss Kohli?
It is to be noted that Kohli will miss three Tests in the upcoming series against Australia as he has been granted paternity leave by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). This means that Kohli will play in just the opening Test of the four-match series. “I think it’s the right decision he’s taking.
Why has Virat Kohli gone home?
“It has been decided to rest him for the ODIs and T20Is in Australia to regain full fitness and he has been included in India’s Test squad for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy,” a BCCI statement said.
Who will captain India in Australia test?
India opener and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has been named as the vice-captain for the remaining two Test matches against Australia. Rohit, who joined his teammates after completing his 14-day quarantine period on Wednesday, will take over the reins from Cheteshwar Pujara.
Is Rohit Sharma going to Australia?
The Indian Cricket Team’s opener Rohit Sharma has reached Australia and will undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine before joining the Test squad for the last two games. … Nevertheless, Rohit Sharma has now completed his journey to Australia.
Is Rohit Sharma available for second test?
ESPNcricinfo understands that Sharma will take a charter flight from Mumbai to Dubai, from where he will fly to Sydney on December 13 and be available for selection for the last two Tests of the four-match series.
Will Rohit Sharma play 3rd Test?
Rohit, who was appointed as the vice-captain for the first time, is confirmed to play the 3rd Test match. If he opens, then he might replace Mayank Agarwal. … Shubman Gill, who replaced his former U-19 captain in the second Test for his debut, is confirmed to keep his spot.
Who will replace Rohit Sharma?
While the left-hander admitted Rohit’s presence will be missed, he named two batsmen who can replace him and open the batting with Dhawan Down Under. Warner named KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal as an ideal replacement for Rohit, who is one of the best openers in the world at present.
Who is next Indian cricket team captain?
While MS Dhoni is the captain of the limited-overs squad, Kohli was hauled with the captaincy of the Test team. India are currently very well settled with Virat Kohli leading the squad in all the three formats of the game, and Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane to back him up.