Besides common captain Kohli, who’s lacking the essential match owing to higher again spasm, middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer was additionally dominated out of the sport resulting from a abdomen bug, the BCCI mentioned in a press release.
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“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Jasprit Bumrah as vice-captain for the 2nd Test,” the Board assertion learn, including, “Team India batsman Shreyas Iyer was also ruled out of selection for the 2nd Test owing to a stomach bug.”
Iyer made a powerful begin to his Test profession, scoring 100 and a half-century on debut within the dwelling collection in opposition to New Zealand in the direction of the top of final 12 months.
Bumrah had been appointed vice-captain for the restricted overs collection in opposition to the Proteas beginning January 19, a transfer that was broadly seen as an acknowledgement for his all-format consistency over time.
Regarding Kohli, the BCCI mentioned the famous person batter “had a spasm on his upper back this morning”.
“He won’t feature in the second Test against South Africa at The Wanderers. The BCCI medical team will be monitoring him during the course of this Test match.”
Kohli, who has been battling a protracted lean patch with the willow, will thus not be capable to full his landmark a hundredth Test within the series-finale at Cape Town.
The 33-year-old can be taking part in within the ODI collection in opposition to the Proteas beginning January 19. Rahul will captain India in that rubber as newly-appointed white-ball skipper Rohit Sharma is out injured.
As per the Indian group’s fixtures, Kohli, if all goes effectively, will now get to play his a hundredth Test in opposition to Sri Lanka at Bengaluru in February.
The visiting group gained the series-opener final week and is now eyeing its maiden Test collection triumph in South Africa.