5 players who should be rested during the West Indies tour

After a hectic schedule, most of the main India players would be rested for the upcoming overseas series.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

The Indian cricket team has been bossing its way around in World Cricket, in the recent days. The team has displayed absolute dominance and has given several top-class teams, a run for their money. Currently, the Men In Blue are representing the nation in the Cricket World Cup 2019. The star-studded line-up of the Indian team has walked into the tournament with the tag of hot favourites and has, hitherto played, as per the expectations.

Once the mega-event ends, the Virat Kohli-led team will be touring to the Carribean islands, where they’ll lock horns with the West Indies in their own backyard. The series will begin on 3rd August and will last till 3rd September, consisting of three T20Is, three ODIs and two tests respectively.

However, the cadre which will fly to West Indies later this year is likely to be full of young Indian talents, with the veterans being rested. In the last few months, the senior Indian players have gone through an extremely hectic schedule. In the year 2019, the Indian team first toured to Australia and New Zealand, then took on the former at home, then took part in the Indian Premier League and are now playing the Cricket World Cup.

Hence, the doyens who have consistently been part of all these campaigns are likely to be rested for the upcoming series against the Men In Maroon as this will also give a much-needed opportunity to several young cricketers present in the country.

So here, we’ll have a look at those 5 Indian cricketers, who should perhaps be rested when the Indian team flies to the land of firing bullets.

1. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli is one of the busiest cricketers of the world. Apart from the ad shoots and the off-field campaigns he does, there’s no denying to the fact that the lad also plays innumerable no. of cricket matches in a year. At the moment, the 30-year old is leading the Indian Cricket Team in the Cricket World Cup 2019. He has been going through an extremely hectic schedule in the recent times as after touring Australia and New Zealand during the initial months of 2019, the Delhi Cricketer led the Royal Challengers Bangalore throughout the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League.

And now that Virat is representing India in the World Cup, it is quite clear that the ace batsman, in all likelihood, will take a bit of rest once the tournament ends. The Indian skipper is very unlikely to be a part of the Indian squad which will tour to West Indies in the latter half of July, as what follows this, is a much more important home-series against South Africa.


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