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Why Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli not playing in the 3rd ODI

By Kaif - August 1, 2023 - Last updated on Aug 01, 2023 07:28 PM
Why Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli not playing in the 3rd ODI

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Why Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli not playing in the 3rd ODI, Why Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are not playing the third ODI against West Indies

IND vs WI 3rd ODI, In the third ODI of the series, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have not been included in the Indian playing XI, Hardik Pandya will once again lead the team. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Jaydev Unadkat have replaced Umran Malik and Akshar Patel, both playing their first match of the series. Unadkat is playing his first ODI in almost a decade, having last featured in a 50-over international in November 2013.

Why Rohit and Kohli not playing in the 3rd ODI

Why Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli not playing in the 3rd ODI, This is the second consecutive match when Rohit and Virat are not playing in the team in this series, they have been kept out for the second ODI as well. Even in the first ODI; After the collapse of the top order, Rohit batted at number seven, while Virat did not come out to bat.

After the toss in the second ODI, Hardik said that 'some questions had to be answered' and hence Virat and Rohit were kept out. After India's defeat, head coach Rahul Dravid admitted to being more aware of the decision. So let's know why Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are not playing in the third ODI

Why Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are not playing the third ODI against West Indies, Due to injuries in NCA and some uncertainties around them, we wanted to give a chance to some other boys so that they can play if required,” said Dravid.

Rohit and Virat are also not part of the T20 squad for the West Indies and Ireland series. He will next be seen in action when India takes on arch-rivals Pakistan in the 2023 Asia Cup in Kandy on September 2.

All the big players like Kl Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Shreyas Iyer are struggling with injuries. So if his injury is not cured then these new players will be given a chance in World Cup and Asia Cup.

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IND vs WI (India vs West Indies) Playing 11

India (IND) Confirmed Playing 11

  1. Shubman Gill
  2. Ishan Kishan(WK)
  3. Ruturaj Gaikwad
  4. Sanju Samson(WK)
  5. Hardik Pandya(C)
  6. Suryakumar Yadav
  7. Ravindra Jadeja
  8. Shardul Thakur
  9. Jaydev Unadkat
  10. Kuldeep Yadav
  11. Mukesh Kumar

West Indies (WI) Confirmed Playing 11

  1. Brandon King
  2. Kyle Mayers
  3. Alick Athanaze
  4. Shai Hope(WK)(C)
  5. Shimron Hetmyer
  6. Keacy Carty
  7. Romario Shepherd
  8. Yannic Cariah
  9. Alzarri Joseph
  10. Gudakesh Motie
  11. Jayden Seales

Also Read: IND vs WI Live Match Score

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