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Virat Kohli doubtful for first match after injuring Finger: Cricket World Cup



Wasim Jaffar


Indian Skipper Virat Kohli injured his right thumb during a training session ahead of India’s opening match against South Africa. India have been quietly preparing for their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign to get under way.

The Captain had his finger dipped in a glass filled with ice as he walked off a the end of India’s training session. Before that the team’s Physiotherapist Patrick Farhart attended to Kohli for a good length of time.

It is still unknown if Kohli injured himself while batting in the nets or during fielding drill but the report states that he did appear to be in some discomfort for the remainder of the session.


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Management of team Indian has not made anything official yet. However it’s something that is set to draw most of the attention ahead of the match against South Africa.

India’s list of injuries with middle order batsman Kedar Jadhav still recovering from his shoulder injury. All rounder Vijay Shankar missing the first warm-up match against New Zealand with an elbow injury.

There has been no official confirmation of the injury from the Indian team as yet. And if the captain would heal in time for India’s contest against South Africa on June 5.

In the first warm up match, India lost to New Zealand by six wickets after being bowled out for just 179. but Kohli & Co. delivered the goods in the second warm-up fixture, with KL Rahul and MS Dhoni smashing centuries in India’s comfortable 95 run win.

Source- news18