Is Virat Kohli playing against Australia?

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.

Is Kohli playing against Australia?

India vs Australia: India captain Virat Kohli will only be playing the first Test of the four-match series against Australia as he has been granted paternity leave by the BCCI. … Kohli also indicated plans to play in the Tour match.

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 playing Australia Tour 2020?

“At the selection committee meeting held on October 26th, 2020, Mr Virat Kohli had informed the BCCI about his plans to return to India after the first Test in Adelaide. The BCCI has granted paternity leave to the Indian captain. He will return after the first Test against Australia in Adelaide,” BCCI’s release stated.

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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.

Why did Virat Kohli return to India?

Kohli has confirmed he will return home for the birth of his and wife Anushka Sharma’s first child. The Covid-19 pandemic means that trip will sideline cricket’s biggest drawcard from the final three Tests of the four-Test series that begins at Adelaide Oval on 17 December.

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.

Is Virat Kohli injured?

Virat Kohli stays strong after his right-hand thumb gets injured off Mitchell Starc’s bouncer. Australian bowlers have been dominating on Day 1 of the first Test at Adelaide, with the attack being led by Mitchell Starc not letting Indian batsmen to score runs easily. … A short ball from Starc hit Kohli’s right hand.

Which channel will telecast India tour of Australia?

The live telecast of India vs Australia Test series will be available on three channels of Sony Sports Network. Sony TEN 1 HD/SD and Sony SIX HD/SD will broadcast the AUS vs IND live match with English Commentary while Hindi Commentary will be available on Sony TEN 3 HD/SD.

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Who will be captain after Virat Kohli in Australia?

Rahane will take over from Kohli from the 2nd Test — a Boxing Day fixture in Melbourne from December 26. Tendulkar pointed out that Rahane had led India twice in the past, including the series-deciding win over a Steve Smith-led Australian side in 2017 at home. “This is going to be slightly different.

Why is Rohit not in Australia tour?

India opener Rohit Sharma did not make himself available for selection for the country’s ongoing tour of Australia, as he had to work on his injured left hamstring and wanted to stay close to his ailing father. … “Rohit Sharma had to come back to Mumbai after the IPL to attend his ailing father.

Why Rohit Sharma is not captain?

After being in an out of the Test team for years, Rohit Sharma finally managed to bring his Test career back on track after being promoted as an opener. Unfortunately, he has not played any Test since that home season in 2019. … Thus, Pujara was made the vice-captain because of Rohit Sharma’s unavailability.

Who will captain India in Test?

For the third time in his career, Ajinkya Rahane will don the captain’s hat as he will be leading Team India in the final three Test matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Virat Kohli, India’s all-format captain, returned home after the pink-ball Test for the birth of his first child.

Where is Virat Kohli from in India?

New Delhi, India

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