MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli likely to be rested for series against West Indies

MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli might be rested for the T20I and ODI series against West Indies that starts from August
MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli likely to be rested for series against West Indies MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli likely to be rested for series against West Indies
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BCCI is likely to rest some key players for India's upcoming ODI and T20I series that starts in three weeks. Sources have also confirmed that MS Dhoni, who has been playing constantly since the IPL, will be given a break. 

India is set to travel to West Indies for three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests in the first week of August. The tour will begin with the first T20I on 3rd, and it will be followed by the ODI and the Test series.

However, MS Dhoni, along with Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli might not be a part of the T20 and ODI teams. Dhoni, who suffered a finger injury during the World Cup, also has a back injury, and the selectors might give him the much-needed break. 

"Dhoni has been playing non-stop cricket for the last three months, starting with leading the Chennai Super Kings in IPL. He had been struggling with his back but didn’t let that affect his performance. He then carried a finger injury in the second half of the tournament as well. In fact, Dhoni injured his hand again when he was run out against the New Zealand. The selectors will look to give him some rest, looking at the packed international calendar."

The selectors might also give Kohli and Bumrah - who have been playing cricket constantly across formats since 2018 - a much-needed break. 

“Kohli and Bumrah might be rested for the limited-overs series and possibly even the Test matches. A call on their availability for the Tests will be taken later."

In Kohli's absence, Rohit Sharma will lead the team.

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