Will Virat Kohli play the third Test against England? He answers
The third Test will commence on August 18 in Nottingham.
Updated - Aug 13, 2018 11:44 am
Team India is already going through a tough phase in the ongoing Test series against England. They are 0-2 down in the five-match series and were dealt with a severe blow during the second game at Lord’s. Their ace batsman and the captain Virat Kohli is suffering from a lower back injury due to which he didn’t come out to field on the fourth day and also was grimacing in pain while batting. However, the man himself has provided an update about his injury and if he will be able to play in the third Test in Nottingham.
Kohli didn’t look comfortable at all with the bat in hand and was in extreme pain even while leaving the ball. He also hobbled his way through while heading towards the presentation ceremony and things are looking grim for the visitors ahead. He had endured the same problem during the latter stages of South Africa tour and had missed the third and final T20I of the series.
Will he play?
There was a sense of excitement about his availability for the third Test of the series which will commence on August 18. No wonder the visitors will be wanting there best player to be fit and the reporters also asked him about the same first up in the press conference after the match. Virat Kohli was confident of getting fit in time for the next game and has played down the extent of an injury.
He also cleared that he might not be able to show the similar intensity on the field. But the Indian captain was self-assured about his fitness while batting. “I should be OK. There are five days to go. It is a lower back issue which has been coming and going due to the number of games. I am confident I will be fine in five days time,” he was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.
The 29-year-old has so far amassed 240 runs in 4 innings and is the highest run-getter with Jonny Bairstow breathing down his neck with 191 runs at an average of over 63.