After it was announced that the Indian skipper Virat Kohli will be rested in the One Day International series against Sri Lanka, now whether Virat will play in the T20I series against the Islanders or not is not confirmed either.
Recently, an official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) told PTI that, “Virat has told the selectors that he needs some time to take a call on whether he will be playing the T20s or not. That's reason why they have not announced the T20 squad,”
“Virat has some personal commitments till December 12. Post that, whether he would like to take rest or just play T20s will be his call completely,” he added.
BCCI will announce the T20I squad for three-match series against Sri Lanka today. And if the reports are to be believed, then Nitish Rana and Washington Sundar can be included in the squad. In the Indian premier league, Sundar managed to win the hearts of many while playing for Rising Pune Supergiant and Nitish for Mumbai Indians.
Both Nitish and Sundar were seen appearing for the most talked Yo-Yo Test at NCA on 2nd December for the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka.
As per reports in the Cricbuzz, a BCCI source said, “The selection committee is looking at a couple of bright prospects. Washington has been doing well as an off-spinning allrounder. There are a few youngsters who have been performing on the domestic circuit. But it remains to be seen whom the team management opt for this series.”
While talking about clearing the Yo-Yo Test Sundar said, “It’s a relief. I was asked to do it two days back. I was more prepared this time around than what I was in the previous occasion. I had worked hard on the fitness front and conditioned myself. It’s a confidence booster for me.”