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Virat Kohli clears air, says no problem in playing ODIs in Sri Lanka

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 August 2017, 10:00 IST
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India captain Virat Kohli has finally made it clear that he has no problem in playing the upcoming limited overs series against Sri Lanka amid speculation that he may be rested keeping in mind a long season ahead.

"Who said I am not playing? I don't know where this came from, but I have no problems in playing," Kohli's forthright answer to a query regarding team selection made it clear as to where he stood on the issue.

The Indian team will be selected on August 13. There is a possibility that senior spinners like Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be rested along with pacer Mohammed Shami.

"We (team management and selectors) are going to sit down on selection soon and we certainly have plans in mind and combinations that we want to speak about. So as captain, I am definitely in the thick of things and knowing what to speak to the committee about," he signed off.

Meanwhile, India has already won the Test series against Sri Lanka and Kohli doesn't want the team to get complacent during the third and final Test of the series which is schedule to begin on 12 August at the Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy.

Team India will eye a historic whitewash against the Lankan Tigers.

- - With PTI inputs

First published: 12 August 2017, 10:00 IST