Indian cricket team is playing a lot of cricket. They continued to play international cricket right after the IPL.
According to some media reports, Kohli had written to the selectors about taking some time off.”Virat has played the maximum cricket in the world in the last one year. So he needs some rest at some point,” a BCCI official told ESPNcricinfo.
India will tour South Africa later in December, the South Africa tour is very important for India team in order to maintain their dominance. India has never won an ODI or test series in South Africa. Captain Kohli and coach Ravi Sastri definitely want to win the series this time around.
India will play three test 6 ODI and 1 T20I in South Africa. The tour will begin with test series. The first test of the series will be scheduled to play in 5th of January.
The Sri Lanka series ends with the third T20I in Mumbai on December 24, which is only days before India depart for South Africa.
kohli has played international cricket continuously from quite a long time. He was the part of all 13 test, eight ODIs and three T20I in the previous home season of India. He then plays IPL, champion trophy. He was also the part of India’s tour to West Indies and Sri Lanka.
Ahead of the first ODI against New Zealand on Sunday, Kohli had hinted that some “key batsmen” would “definitely” be rested ahead of the upcoming away tours to England, South Africa and Australia in 2018. “How much ever fitness you do, everyone needs rest,” he had said. “Everyone needs time to come back from training.”