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ENG vs IND: Why is Virat Kohli Not Playing Today?

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Virat Kohli Not Playing ENG vs IND: In a big breaking news update, former India captain Virat Kohli is not playing opening ODI match against England scheduled to begin on 12 July, 2022 (Tuesday) at the Kennington Oval in London. Team India is coming into this three-match ODI series on the back of a brilliant performance in the shortest format of the game. The Men in Blue registered a sensational 2-1 series win in the T20I matches against England.

ENG vs IND: Why is Virat Kohli Not Playing Today?

After winning the toss and opting to bowl first, India captain Rohit Sharma gave the important news that Virat Kohli was not available for selection in this 1st ODI against England due to a slight niggle. Since yesterday, there have been a lot of news doing the rounds of Kohli possibly sustaining a groin strain during the third and final T20I encounter against England on Sunday.

“We are going to bowl first. There is some grass cover and it’s overcast as well. I guess sun will be out in sometime. We want to have a score in front of us. Shami, Bumrah – those guys can swing the ball. It’s important to take wickets upfront and put brakes on the scoring. We understand the importance of playing overseas, we want to do well outside India. Today is no different. We have five batters, two all-rounders. Kohli is not playing this game, Shreyas will bat at 3,” said India skipper Rohit Sharma during the toss. However, Virat is very much present at the Kennington Oval in London with the rest of the teammates but was not seen warming up before the game.

“Virat has a groin strain during last game. It can’t be confirmed whether it happened during fielding or while batting. He will probably miss first ODI tomorrow at Oval as the groin needs rest,” a BCCI source told PTI on condition of anonymity.

England vs India: Confirmed India Playing 11

Indian captain Rohit Sharma mentioned at the toss that Shreyas Iyer will bat at the No.3 position in the absence of Virat Kohli. Also, right-arm pacer Prasidh Krishna is part of the India playing XI as the third frontline seamer alongside Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.

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India Playing 11
1. Rohit Sharma (C)
2. Shikhar Dhawan
3. Shreyas Iyer
4. Rishabh Pant (wk)
5. Suryakumar Yadav
6. Hardik Pandya
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Mohammed Shami
9. Jasprit Bumrah

10. Yuzvendra Chahal
11. Prasidh Krishna

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England vs India 2022 Schedule

Date Format Match Time Venue Result
1 – 5 July, 2022 5th Test England vs India 3 PM IST Edgbaston, Birmingham England won by 7 wickets
7 July, 2022 1st T20I England vs India 10:30 PM IST The Rose Bowl, Southampton India won by 50 runs
9 July, 2022 2nd T20I England vs India 7 PM IST Edgbaston, Birmingham India won by 49 runs
10 July, 2022 3rd T20I England vs India 7 PM IST Trent Bridge, Nottingham England won by 17 runs
12 July, 2022 1st ODI England vs India 5:30 PM IST Kennington Oval, London TBA
14 July, 2022 2nd ODI England vs India 5:30 PM IST Lord’s, London TBA
17 July, 2022 3rd ODI England vs India 3:30 PM IST Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester TBA

 

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