Updated June 1st, 2024 at 17:16 IST

T20 World Cup 2024: Will Virat Kohli play for Team India in warm-up match against Bangladesh?

India are scheduled to play their first game against Ireland on June 5. India will then lock horns against Pakistan on June 9.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli | Image:AP
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As Team India gears up to play their warm-up game against Bangladesh in New York on Saturday, reports have surfaced confirming that star batsman Virat Kohli is likely to miss the match. Kohli was notably absent from the practice session prior to the game, raising questions about his participation.

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Where is Virat Kohli?

Virat Kohli arrived in the United States on Friday, a day before the warm-up match against Bangladesh. Kohli had not come to the USA with the rest of the squad but instead chose to fly in separately with his wife Anushka Sharma. 

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Will Virat Kohli play the warm-up match against Bangladesh? 

Virat Kohli will most likely miss out on the T20 World Cup 2024 warm-up game against Bangladesh. The primary reason for Kohli's likely absence is his recent arrival in the United States. The 35-year-old arrived on Friday evening. The late arrival has led to concerns about travel fatigue and jet lag, making it difficult for Kohli to participate in the game. 

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Sources indicate that only Rishabh Pant and Rinku Singh were seen batting in the nets during an optional practice session on the eve of the India versus Bangladesh warm-up game. This further suggests that Virat Kohli will not be taking the field for this match.

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India's squad for T20 World Cup 2024

India are placed in Group A alongside Pakistan, Ireland, the USA, and Canada. India are scheduled to play their first game against Ireland on June 5. India will then lock horns against Pakistan on June 9. 

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India: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj. 

Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Avesh Khan

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Published June 1st, 2024 at 17:03 IST