FirstPost.com (India) – New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli is keeping all options open with regards to his preparation for the England tour and could well be seen playing India A’s four-day ‘Test’ against England Lions at Worcester if the situation demands.

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  • New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli is keeping all options open with regards to his preparation for the England tour and could well be seen playing India A’s four-day ‘Test’ against England Lions at Worcester if the situation demands.
  • While there was some confusion with the dates of India’s two T20 games against Ireland (27 and 29 June) clashing with Kohli’s last county game for Surrey against Yorkshire at Scarborough (25-28 June), it is learnt that the skipper wants to keep all options open.
  • While there are reports that Kohli might complete his County commitments and then take a five-hour journey from Scarborough to Dublin to play the second T20I, there is a possibility that he might skip the Yorkshire game and play both the games against Ireland.
  • The BCCI might just put in a request to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to push back the dates of the one-off Test between India A and England Lions at Worcester.
  • There is a possibility that BCCI might request ECB to start the Lions game from 19 July, which will just allow Virat and maybe KL Rahul a chance to get into the Test match mode.


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