New Delhi, Feb 28: Ace cricketer Virat Kohli knows the art of making the best out of the given situations. Though he has opted for rest from the T20 tri-series against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh starting next week, the Indian captain decided to enjoy the down time. Kohli tweeted this picture saying, "Coffee at home tastes even better."
Skipper Virat Kohli along with senior most player Mahendra Singh Dhoni were prominent among the host of players rested for the T20 tri-series in Sri Lanka, starting March 6.
Rohit Sharma will lead a second string team comprising the leading performers in domestic (Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 and IPL) tournaments. Shikhar Dhawan will be his deputy in a side that has as many as six changes.
"MS Dhoni was not available for selection as he had requested for rest," national selector MSK Prasad said.
On predicted lines, top fast bowling duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested along with all-rounder Hardik Pandya after they shared enormous workload on the South Africa tour.
"We've kept in mind the workload and upcoming schedule while finalizing the team for Nidahas Trophy. The high-performance team has suggested that adequate rest should be given to our fast bowlers to help improve athletic performance, maximize rest and prevent injury," Prasad added.
Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav is also not in the Sri Lanka bound team.
Coming back in the team are prolific keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, after a solid season in white-ball cricket including centuries in both national T20s and One-dayers.
Off spinner Washington Sundar, pacer Mohammed Siraj and all rounder Deepak Hooda are back in the side after the home series against Sri Lanka.
All rounder Vijay Shankar is the like for like replacement for Pandya.
Dinesh Karthik is the first keeper while Pant may play as pure batsman.
The prominent performer to miss out was Mayank Agarwal who scored 2000 plus runs in the season.
News24Bureau with Agencies