Virat Kohli After deciding to field after winning the toss against England at the Oval in London, India captain Rohit Sharma said that he was not playing his first ODI against England as he was out with a “swallow”. It was reported on Monday that Kohli is likely to be ruled out of the match due to a back injury. The BCCI took to Twitter a few minutes after the toss to update on Kohli’s injury.
The BCCI wrote on Twitter, “Virat Kohli and Arshdeep Singh were not considered for selection for the first ODI against England. Virat has mild back pain while Arshdeep has tension in his right abdomen. The BCCI’s medical team is monitoring them, “the BCCI wrote on Twitter.
???? UPDATE: Virat Kohli and Arshad Singh have not been considered for the first ODI against England.
– BCCI (CCBCCI) July 12, 2022
Kohli has been struggling for form in late whiteball cricket and has failed to make an impact in the two matches played in the T20I series against England this month. He was rested for the home T20I series against South Africa, while he could not play T20I against Ireland due to being with the Test squad in England.
“We are going to bowl first. There is some grass cover and there are clouds over it. I think the sun will rise soon. Want to score. Shami, Bamrah – They can swing the ball. It is important to take wickets in front and break the scoring. We understand the importance of playing abroad, we want to do well outside India. It doesn’t matter. We have five. Batsmen and two all-rounders. Kohli is not playing because of swallowing. Shriyas will be batting at 3. “
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