Sunil Gavaskar, a former captain of the Indian cricket team, suggested on Monday that the impending Test series against Australia may be to blame for Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s absence from T20 cricket.
When questioned why the two prominent players were left out of the squad, Gavaskar responded that the choice may have been made to give them rest before the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and to give young players experience before the upcoming World Cup.
“In my opinion, the current selection committee wants to offer the younger players more opportunity because the next T20 World Cup is in 2024, the following year.
That doesn’t mean Kohli and Rohit won’t still be taken into consideration. And if they maintain strong form until 2023, they must be included in the squad.
The selectors may have wanted to rest them for the big game so they can make a fresh start against the Aussies, which will favour India. That is the second point, Gavaskar stated during an interview on India Today.
The first Test for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be played in Nagpur in February.
Since the last World Cup, Rohit and Kohli, a combo that has collected enormous totals in the game’s shortest format, have not participated in any T20 matches.
They didn’t play in the series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand, and they won’t be on the team that takes on New Zealand in January 2023.