IND vs SA: Why is Virat Kohli Not Playing Today’s India vs South Africa 3rd T20I? 

Updated on: Oct 4, 2022 6:48 pm IST

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    Virat Kohli IND vs SA: In a massive breaking news update, Virat Kohli is not playing the India vs South Africa third and final T20I match scheduled to be hosted at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. India have already sealed the three-match T20I series in their favour after having registered two amazing back-to-back victories in the first and second games.

    IND vs SA: Why is Virat Kohli Not Playing Today’s India vs South Africa 3rd T20I? 

    In order to manage the workload ahead of the all-important ICC T20 World Cup 2022, the Indian team management has decided to release Virat Kohli from the T20I squad just before the third and last T20I match against South Africa. 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. Moreover, Virat has been part of the India playing XI in the last 10 matches on the trot since returning from a break.

    “We’re going to field first. It’s a very high scoring ground, I feel the pitch won’t change a lot so nice to know what target is in front of us. Three changes for us, Rohit and KL are out, and Arshdeep misses out for some issues with his back. It is precautionary, nothing serious. We’ve got Shreyas Iyer, Umesh Yadav and Siraj in. We want to keep challenging ourselves, keep improving and keep batting the same way,” said Indian captain Rohit Sharma during the toss.

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    India Playing 11

    1. Rohit Sharma (C)
    2. Rishabh Pant (wk)
    3. Shreyas Iyer
    4. Suryakumar Yadav
    5. Dinesh Karthik
    6. Axar Patel
    7. Deepak Chahar
    8. Harshal Patel
    9. Ravichandran Ashwin
    10. Mohammed Siraj
    11. Umesh Yadav

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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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