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Cricket news - Kohli to be rested for final two NZ ODIs, T20I series

There will be no replacement named for Kohli in the ODI and T20I squads.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is announced rested for last two ODIs of the ongoing five-match series against new Zealand and the subsequent T20I series, the BCCI on Wednesday (23. January).

"Given his workload in the last couple of months, the team management and the Senior selection Committee is of the view that it would be ideal for him to get adequate rest before the home series against Australia," the Board said in a press statement.

BCCI need to carefully Kohli workloads, since the start of 2018, resting the captain for the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka in March, India's one - off Test against Afghanistan in Bangalore in June, the Asia Cup in the UAE in September and the home T20Is against West Indies in November.

Kohli played has played 14 of the 15 Tests in India since the start of 2018, and leads the charts with 1345 runs. At the same time, Kohli is also the top-scorer with 1400 runs in 18 ODIs. The Indian skipper recently swept the top-three honours in the ICC Awards for the year 2018, to win the Cricket-players of the year, as well as the ODI and T20I player of the year.

Kohli and Bumrah in India the two had been at the over-worked cricketer in the last 13 months given their knowledge about formats. The Indian management had already been the pacer for the preceding ODIs in Australia rested, India's Test triumph, and for the limited-overs series in new Zealand. The next international assignment for the duo would probably be the home series against Australia, ahead of the IPL-2019.

While there is no replacement named, Kohli, his Deputy, Rohit Sharma is leading the side in Hamilton and Wellington ODIs before three consecutive match T20I series, which starts on 6.February.

In India, the ODI series with 1: 0 lead wicket after an eight-victory in Napier.

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