Virat Kohli reportedly sustained groin injury; concerns raised over participation in 1st ODI against England

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The former Indian skipper Virat Kohli reportedly sustained a groin injury during the 3rd T20I against England. If the reports are to be believed, he is likely to miss the first ODI against The Three Lions, which is set to take place on July 12 at The Oval. Sources have noted that Kohli was not part of the Team India contingent that traveled to London. The batting superstar is said to have got a medical check-up to assess the severity of the injury.

Virat Kohli could be missing the opening clash of the ODI series against England

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Team management have no issues with Kohli, who was involved in the last two T20Is, taking a break. As things stand, the player is still expected to be involved in the second and third ODIs that will conclude the tour. A BCCI source told PTI on condition of anonymity:

“Virat has a groin strain during the last game. It can’t be confirmed whether it happened during fielding or while batting. He will probably miss the first ODI tomorrow at Oval as the groin needs rest.”

Kohli has been dealing with some injury woes lately. He had suffered a back spasm earlier this year which caused him to miss the second Test against South Africa in Johannesburg.

This has now forced the BCCI to delay the squad selection for the upcoming five-match T20I series against the West Indies. The selection committee is expected to announce the squad on Tuesday (July 12).

Speaking about the England series, the second and third ODIs are scheduled to be hosted by Lord’s and Old Trafford respectively. We will have to see if Kohli manages to make his way back to the series.

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