Virat Kohli was Rested in India vs South Africa T20I, KL Rahul was also relieved.


 Virat Kohli was Rested in India vs South Africa T20I, KL Rahul was also relieved.


After returning to top form in the build-up to the ICC T20 World Cup, former skipper Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have been rested for the third T20I between India and South Africa to be played in Indore on Tuesday.

Former skipper Virat Kohli has been rested from the third T20I between India and South Africa in Indore on Tuesday after returning to top form in preparation for the ICCT20 World Cup. The decision has been taken keeping in mind the management of Kohli’s workload as the top management feels that he will be at his best when India open their World Cup campaign against Pakistan on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Need to stay.

He played a powerful innings of 49 not out in 28 balls. While they missed out on their record-extending half-centuries, batsmen KL Rahul (57) and Surya Kumar Yadav (61) scored crucial fifties to help India win their first T20I series against South Africa.

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With India set to play its final T20I game before the 2022 edition of the World Cup on Tuesday, an Indian think tank has already shared its plans to revamp the men’s playing XI in blue. Going by the latest developments, Kohli, who has featured in all India matches since the Asia Cup, has been relieved with someone else, possibly Shreyas Iyer, moving to No.3 tomorrow.

“He [Kohli] has played back-to-back matches. One has to be careful with his workload. With the T20 World Cup starting later this month, we want Virat to be mentally and physically fit. Stay tuned. He has performed regularly for India. T20I matches since Asia Cup and series are already won, better to drop him and assign the game to someone else first. It is,” sources told Hindustan Times.

Apart from Kohli, Rahul is another name who is expected to make a breakthrough. After returning from injury in August, Rahul was also dropped for two ODIs against Zimbabwe, the Asia Cup and a combined five-match all-India series against Australia and South Africa. Rahul started slowly but now seems to have bounced back with four half-centuries in six innings, including back-to-back fifties in two T20Is against the Proteas.

A miracle for the former world number 1 batsman. Since returning to the Asia Cup, Kohli has scored 404 runs in 10 matches, including three fifties and a century.

He opened with a crucial 35 against Pakistan in a thriller, which India won by five wickets, and followed that up with back-to-back half-centuries against Hong Kong and Pakistan. Kohli went unbeaten against Sri Lanka but broke his three-year wait for a century with an unbeaten 122 against Afghanistan.

Kohli’s exploits in the Asia Cup, where he scored 276 runs in five innings at an average of 91 and a strike rate of 147.59 and was the tournament’s second-highest run-scorer – earned him a spot in the ICC Men’s T20 Rankings. Helped to go up. Kohli has slipped to 29th in the batsmen’s rankings, jumping 14 places to 15th in the table.

At home against Australia, Kohli couldn’t do much with 2 and 11 in the first two matches, but in the series decider, the former India captain scored 63 off 48 balls – an innings during which he took 11 for 20. Completed a thousand runs. . Cricket – As India win another last over hummingbird and win the series 2-1.