IND vs SA: Virat Kohli RESTED for India vs South Africa 3rd T20I? Here’s the update

Updated on: Oct 3, 2022 4:41 pm IST

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    Virat Kohli rested for IND vs SA 3rd T20I: In a massive breaking news development, Virat Kohli is all set to be rested for the third and final India vs South Africa T20I encounter scheduled to be held on 4 October, 2022 at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. Team India registered their first-ever T20I series victory over South Africa at home after having secured a brilliant 16-run win in the second T20I match on Sunday. The Men in Blue also won the opening T20I encounter of the three-match series by a comprehensive margin of 8 wickets.

    IND vs SA: Virat Kohli RESTED for India vs South Africa 3rd T20I? Here’s the update

    According some reliant sources, former India captain Virat Kohli might be rested from the third and final T20I game against South Africa scheduled on Tuesday. Kohli contributed with an excellent unbeaten knock of 49 runs off just 28 balls that included 7 fours and 1 six as India posted a massive first innings total of 237 for 3 in the second T20I against the Proteas. This was the third 50-plus score for the right-handed masterful batsman in the last 6 T20I innings. Incidentally, India’s contingent for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is scheduled to leave for Australia on 5 November, 2022 and thus, the team management will be looking to manage the workload of their key players in this final T20I against South Africa that is now a dead rubber as the hosts have sealed the three-match T20I series with an unassailable lead of 2-0.

    “He [Kohli] has played back-to-back matches. Will have to be careful about his workload. With the T20 World Cup starting later this month, we want Virat to be fresh mentally and physically. He has featured regularly for India in T20I matches since the Asia Cup and with the series already won, it’s better to give him a breather and someone else can be handed a game ahead of him,” sources in the know of things told Hindustan Times.

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    India Playing 11

    1. Rohit Sharma (C)
    2. KL Rahul
    3. Virat Kohli/Shreyas Iyer
    4. Suryakumar Yadav
    5. Rishabh Pant (wk)
    6. Dinesh Karthik
    7. Axar Patel
    8. Deepak Chahar
    9. Ravichandran Ashwin/Yuzvendra Chahal
    10. Harshal Patel/Mohammed Siraj
    11. Arshdeep Singh

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    India vs South Africa 2022 Schedule

    Date Format Match Time Venue Result
    28 September, 2022 1st T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram India won by 8 wickets
    2 October, 2022 2nd T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati India won by 16 runs
    4 October, 2022 3rd T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore TBA
    6 October, 2022 1st ODI India vs South Africa 1:30 PM IST JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi TBA
    9 October, 2022 2nd ODI India vs South Africa 1:30 PM IST Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow TBA
    11 October, 2022 3rd ODI India vs South Africa 1:30 PM IST Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi TBA

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