Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are the current captain and vice captain of Indian white ball team. While, they flourish in test cricket also. The dominating duo of Indian cricket team is currently in England preparing for five match test series against England.
Board of control for cricket in India (BCCI) sent their second string team to Sri Lanka for couple of white ball tours. BCCI Selectors have included Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar for this series ; while they are excluded Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli beacuse they are currently in England.
Now, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma stands at no.2 and no.3 in ICC ODI rankings. Due to covid-19 crisis team India played only have played only 9 ODIs since 2020, out of them Rohit Sharma played only 6. Babar Azam, the Pakistan captain overtook Virat Kohli as well as Rohit Sharma in ODI rankings.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are going to miss the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Probably they are going to miss 12-13 points. Indian captain Virat Kohli to miss 13 points after missing this series while Indian opener Rohit Sharma to lose 12 points after not participating ODI’s against Sri Lanka.
Team India to play against Sri Lanka and England
Team India is all set to play couple of white ball series on the soil of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will host team India for three match T20I series followed by three match ODI series. First ODI of this series is rescheduled on 18th July after some covid-19 scares in Sri Lankan camp. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to not participate in this tour.
While Indian test team will be hosted by England for five match test series. The nail biting test series will start from 4th August, first test to play at Trent Bridge Nottingham.