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Ajit Agarkar Reveals Purpose Behind Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli Being Rested For First 2 ODIs vs Australia



The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief selector Ajit Agarkar has revealed the true purpose behind captain Rohit Sharma and former captain Virat Kohli being rested for the primary two ODIs of the upcoming sequence in opposition to Australia.

On Monday, September 18, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced India’s ODI squad for the upcoming sequence in opposition to the Australia Nationwide Cricket Group.

The 2 of the most important speaking factors popping out of the announcement have been the return of Ravichandran Ashwin and the remaining given to Rohit, Kohli, Kuldeep Yadav, and Hardik Pandya for the primary two matches.

When requested in regards to the resolution to relaxation gamers, Ajit Agarkar stated that they needed to offer a psychological break to some gamers.

“Few of the gamers have been given a breather. Rohit has taken a break.”

“Fortunately we bought a good quantity of cricket on the Asia Cup,” Agarkar stated. “If not, we might’ve checked out it another means. Greater than bodily, typically guys want a psychological break, which isn’t a nasty factor main right into a match just like the World Cup.”

For the third sport, everybody will probably be accessible – Ajit Agarkar opens up on resting Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli

Agarkar additional talked about {that a} full-strength squad will take part within the third ODI and the squad for the primary two video games will permit them to offer probabilities to some gamers.

“For the third sport, everybody will probably be accessible. We’ll play our World Cup squad. This [squad for the first two ODIs] provides us an opportunity to offer guys sitting exterior an opportunity. It’s nonetheless a powerful squad. Like I stated, if we hadn’t bought loads of cricket on the Asia Cup, who is aware of, we might have thought in a different way,” he stated.

Whereas speaking in regards to the spin-bowling all-rounders Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar, the chief selector stated:

We’re hoping Axar will probably be match. Washy was already a part of the squad for the ultimate. Ashwin brings expertise, so it provides us choices in case there’s a want at some stage for us to have a look at these guys.”

Ashwin’s inclusion was made potential within the squad after Axar Patel suffered a left quadriceps pressure through the Asia Cup 2023 sport in opposition to Bangladesh. Ashwin could have a chance to make his case robust for the World Cup by performing effectively within the Australia ODIs.

Squad for the first two ODIs: KL Rahul (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja (Vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna

Squad for the third & remaining ODI: Rohit Sharma (C), Hardik Pandya, (Vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel*, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj

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