Virat Kohli to undergo fitness test

Kohli suffered a neck injury while fielding during an Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture.

India captain Virat Kohli   -  Getty Images

Team India captain, Virat Kohli, is set to undergo a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy here on Friday.

Kohli, who suffered a neck injury while fielding during an Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture, is missing from India's Test squad to play Afghanistan and was forced to skip a county stint with Surrey.

Last month, the BCCI’s medical team had suggested that Kohli should not travel to Surrey and rest for a while. With the England tour around the corner, the Board is in no mood to comprise with Kohli’s fitness.

“We want him fully fit for the England tour,” a senior BCCI official said. While his team-mates will be battling it out against Afghanistan on the second day of the one-off Test match, Kohli will be aiming to trump the fitness test.