Sports Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Rohit Raj
Updated Fri, 18 Feb 2022 04:50 PM IST
The three-match T20I series between India and Sri Lanka is going to start from February 24. The Indian team for the series will be selected soon. Apart from T20, Team India will also play a two-Test series from the Lankan team.
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The three-match T20I series between India and Sri Lanka is going to start from February 24. The Indian team for the series will be selected soon. Before the team selection, a report has come out, according to which former Indian captain Virat Kohli can keep himself out of the T20 series. At the same time, experienced all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja may return after four months.
Jadeja has been away from international cricket since November 2021. He could not go on the tour of South Africa due to injury. At the same time, he has also stayed away from the ODI and T20 series against the West Indies. Jadeja took part in the Kanpur Test against New Zealand. Now he is ready to return to Team India. It is almost certain that he will be included in the squad for the two-Test series. He can also get a chance to play in the series of T20 matches.
According to Cricbuzz, Jadeja, who is undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore, has already reached Lucknow ahead of the T20 match on February 24. It is believed that he will be quarantined in a hotel in Lucknow. If his report comes negative in the Kovid test, then he can be part of the T20 team.
Bumrah may also return with Jadeja
Jadeja is also expected to return along with Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah also could not play in the T20 and ODI series against West Indies. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on 26 January that Bumrah has been rested along with Mohammed Shami and Jadeja.
Rohit Sharma can become the captain of Test
The new captain of the Test team can also be announced during the team selection. Virat Kohli had resigned last month after the defeat in the Test series against South Africa. After his withdrawal, the name of the captain of the Test team has not been announced yet. It is believed that after ODI and T20, Rohit Sharma will now be handed over the captaincy of Test.
Kohli can be rested in the T20 series. He can make a comeback in the Test series. The first Test match to be held in Mohali will be the 100th Test match of his career. Virat had scored the last century in a Test match against Bangladesh on 22 November 2019 in Kolkata. Since then, he has not been able to score a single century in international matches.