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Virat Kohli and KL Rahul Rested for the 3rd T20I Against South Africa.  

Here is a quick look at the news that Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are likely to be rested in the 3rd T20I against South Africa.

Former India captain Virat Kohli and current Indian vice-captain KL Rahul have been rested from the 3rd T20I which is to be played against South Africa in Indore. This decision comes after India has managed to seal the series by winning 2 games of the 3 match-series. What will be the combination of the team in their absence? Which players are expected to get a chance? Swipe down to know more. 

Virat Kohli and KL Rahul

Virat Kohli Rested to Manage his Workload: 

Considering the increased workload and the fact that Virat has been on the road for a very long time, the BCCI has decided to rest him so that India’s best batter can be in the right frame of mind on the 23rd of October 2022 in the Melbourne Cricket Stadium against Pakistan. With that being said, the number 3 spot then gets vacated for Shreyas Iyer. Iyer is expected to fill in for Virat as he has previously done the same with immense success. Or it can be Suryakumar Yadav too.  

Virat Kohli
Iyer has previously filled Virat’s void in the Sri Lanka tour of India 2022. IMG SRC: The Indian Express.

One of the special sources of Hindustan Times got this update, ”He [Kohli] has played back-to-back matches. Will have to be careful about his workload. With the T20 World Cup starting later this month, we want Virat to be fresh mentally and physically. He has featured regularly for India in T20I matches since the Asia Cup and with the series already won, it’s better to give him a breather and someone else can be handed a game ahead of him”. 

KL Rahul Rested for 3rd T20I Between India and South Africa: 

Virat Kohli
Rahul is back to his consistent best! IMG SRC: NDTV

KL Rahul, India’s vice-captain has also been rested. From the India Tour of Zimbabwe 2022, KL Rahul has been on the road. He played 2 ODIs in Zimbabwe, 3 T20Is in the Asia Cup, and 5 T20Is in the recent home series against Australia and South Africa. KL took his time to get into the groove but once he was in, he went all guns blazing. In the last 6 innings, KL has managed to score 4, 50+ scores. His consecutive 50s in the series against South Africa is a sign of a player regaining his confidence and form.  

Virat Kohli Rested, India VS South Africa T20I Schedule, and Results: 

The first game at Trivandrum was won by India due to its exceptional bowling. The second game in Guwahati was a run-fest with India managing to escape a threat from Killer Miller. The last game will be played today (4th October 2022). And it is expected to be a game of the good competition.  

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