Kohli, Pant exit Indian team bubble, to miss third T20I against West Indies

Kohli has been given a bio-bubble break and will not be a part of the team in the third T20 scheduled in Kolkata on Sunday. Pant, too, will miss out.

Published : Feb 19, 2022 10:41 IST , Kolkata

Virat Kohli has left the Indian team bubble ahead of the third T20I due to personal reasons. Sources in the BCCI have confirmed that the erstwhile India captain left Kolkata on Saturday morning and will be missing out on the final T20I fixture to be played at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

It is understood even Rishabh Pant will not be available for Sunday's fixture. In his absence, Ishan Kishan will be seen as the stumper.

India defeated the West Indies in the second T20I, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead.

The Indian team is set to leave for Lucknow on Monday on a charter flight, and it is unlikely that Kohli will feature in the T20I series against Sri Lanka, starting next Thursday.

With Kohli missing the dead rubber, the team management is likely to include Shreyas Iyer in the playing eleven on Sunday.

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