BCCI could rest all seniors for Afghanistan series keeping Windies tour in mind

Updated: May 25 2023 10:48PM

Mumbai, May 25 (PTI) Contrary to reports in some quarters that BCCI is planning to cancel the proposed home series against Afghanistan due to cramped calendar, there is possibility that a second string team might play with all seniors including ODI and Test captain Rohit Sharma along with senior player Virat Kohli rested before West Indies tour.

All Indian players were involved in a gruelling IPL for nearly two months and will be in England for a one-off WTC final but after that, most seniors like Kohli and Rohit will need rest before they embark on West Indies tour where all three formats will be played. Kohli and Rohit are certain two play Tests and ODIs and would need adequate rest.

With only window for Afghanistan series between June 20-30, the BCCI might have shorten the series or may be only convert it into either T20I or ODI series and play the a second string side led by Hardik Pandya.