Asia XI vs World XI: BCCI to give names only after evaluating Virat Kohli and Co's workload

India captain Virat Kohli's strenuous workload will certainly be factored in when BCCI decides its list of players to feature in the Asia XI team for the two-match T20I series against World XI in Dhaka on 21 and 22 March.

Press Trust of India, Feb 28, 2020 17:59:35 IST

India captain Virat Kohli's strenuous workload will certainly be factored in when BCCI decides its list of players to feature in the Asia XI team for the two-match T20I series against World XI in Dhaka on 21 and 22 March.

While the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has recently stated that Kohli is expected to play at least one match, PTI can confirm after talking to top BCCI sources that the India captain has not yet given his consent.

Asia XI vs World XI: BCCI to give names only after evaluating Virat Kohli and Cos workload

File picture of Virat Kohli. AP

The Indian team will return from a gruelling six-week tour of New Zealand on 6 March and are set to assemble in Dharamsala on 10 March for the first ODI against South Africa on 12 March. The second ODI is in Lucknow on 15 March and last game of the series is scheduled to be held in Kolkata on 18 March.

Before the first ODI, a day is earmarked when all the contracted cricketers will undergo mandatory medical tests, including workload monitoring assessment ahead of the IPL starting 29 March.

"The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has sent a wish list of 10 names and we are supposed to send five players. As of now, we have not confirmed any names. All the players including the skipper will undergo tests to check their level of workload. Only then we will give the names," a senior BCCI source told PTI.

The matches are being planned by the BCB to celebrate the birth centenary of the country's founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Kohli recently spoke about the burnout issues and how matches along with practice and travel schedule take a toll on international players.

When India head coach Ravi Shastri was asked the question about the possible effect on Kohli's workload if he has to travel to Dhaka for a T20 game after playing three ODIs in six days, he said it's an individual call.

"I think that's up to the individual. If he is feeling the strain, he will let the authorities know," Shastri said.

The BCCI has always maintained that if any top player who is regularly playing wants a break, he will certainly be given time to physically recuperate.

"It will now depend whether Kohli gives his consent or not. Don't forget that the IPL will involve extensive travelling and once it's over, there are a number of overseas T20 series lined up," another senior official privy to the development said.

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Updated Date: Feb 28, 2020 17:59:35 IST


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3
Kolkata
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4
Punjab
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5
Mumbai
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Bangalore
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Rajasthan
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Hyderabad
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