Mumbai, India (BBN)-Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that Virat Kohli should lead the national team in the one-off Test match against Bangladesh before being rested for three-match ODI series after having had gruelling five months of international cricket.
The Indian team for the tour of Bangladesh will be selected on May 20th in Mumbai, reports The Indian Express.
I would want him to play in the Test match and then be rested for the three-match One day series. Actually, the likes of Virat, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh yadav, who has bowled a lot can be rested.
Ideally as a player, I would want some rest as the kind of workload they have had playing for last four and half months,” Gavaskar told NDTV.
It could be a good idea to rest Kohli for the ODIs as Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has retired from longer version will get much need two and half weeks of break before the ODI series starts after the one-off Test at Fatullah scheduled to be held from June 10-14.
Dhoni obviously will get a little bit of break. Last year during this time, India sent a an ‘A’ team virtually and yet won the series.
But that was one year back and Bangladesh have done well in recent times.
They have beaten Pakistan 3-0 in the ODI series and we need to send a strong team.
I believe we will see a strong ODI team being sent,” the maestro said.