BCCI provides update on Virat Kohli, Arshdeep Singh’s injury

Virat Kohli has been rested from the 1st ODI against England at Oval due to a groin injury.

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Virat Kohli has suffered yet another setback after suffering a mild groin injury that forced the player from being unavailable for selection in the 1st ODI against England. It is unclear whether the players would be available for further selection in the upcoming 2 ODIs in the three-match series. Virat Kohli, who is already struggling from a poor form, might play the upcoming ODIs. Arshdeep Singh, who suffered abdominal strain is being closely monitored by the medical team of BCCI.

“Mr. Virat Kohli and Mr. Arshdeep Singh were not considered for selection for the first ODI against England. Virat has a mild groin strain while Arshdeep has right abdominal strain. The BCCI Medical Team is monitoring them,” read the BCCI statement

Shreyas Iyer has replaced Virat Kohli in the playing XI. “There is some grass cover and it’s overcast as well. I guess sun will be out in sometime. We want to have a score in front of us. Shami, Bumrah – those guys can swing the ball. It’s important to take wickets upfront and put brakes on the scoring. We understand the importance of playing overseas, we want to do well outside India. Today is no different. We have five batters, two all-rounders,” said Rohit after he won the toss and opted to bowl first.