Senior Indian batter Virat Kohli is reportedly said to miss the second One-Day International against England. Kohli was part of India’s T20I squad and played the final two games. He sustained a groin injury after the third T20I and consequently missed the first ODI at The Oval London on Tuesday (July 12).
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued a statement on Tuesday to confirm the unavailability of the senior Indian player in the first ODI. Apart from the former Indian skipper, Arshdeep Singh, who was likely to make his ODI debut against England, suffered an abdominal strain.
“Virat Kohli and Arshdeep Singh were not considered for selection for the first ODI against England. Virat has a mild groin strain while Arshdeep has a right abdominal strain. The BCCI Medical Team is monitoring them,” BCCI wrote on its official Twitter handle ahead of the first ODI.
Virat Kohli likely to miss the second ODI
According to a report by news agency ANI, Kohli is yet to recover from the groin injury and is unlikely to play the second ODI on Thursday at the Lord’s. It indicates one thing that Mumbai player Shreyas Iyer would get another opportunity to play in the ODI series against England.
An official update on Kohli’s injury is yet to be confirmed by the Indian cricket board or the team management.
India beat England by 10 wickets in first ODI
The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team had a rip-roaring start to the three-match ODI series against England. An exuberant Jasprit Bumrah’s staggering spell inspired England’s mauling in the first innings. Bumrah mustered career-best figures (6/19) as England’s innings folded up at 110 in 25.2 overs, their lowest ODI total against India.
Indian openers Rohit (76) and Shikhar Dhawan (31) chased down the paltry score in just 18.4 overs without losing any wicket to take a 1-0 lead in the series.