Virat Kohli expected to play County Cricket to get used to English conditions

Virat will miss the Afghanistan Test and will head towards England after the IPL on May 27


Indian skipper Virat Kohli is expected to play County Cricket as a measure to prepare for the upcoming Test series against England in August-September, reported PTI. There is still no news of which county will Virat play for, but there are chances of him representing Surrey.

Virat will be playing for a division one county side for sure. I wouldn't like to add anything more to it. There were talks with Surrey and Essex," a senior BCCI official told PTI.

The major focus for Virat is the five-match test series against England in August-September and is ready to miss the sole test against Afghanistan starting June 14 as he might be busy with his county matches.

Virat will fly to England as soon he is done with his task for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League.

Kohli had a nightmare test series during India’s tour of England, 2014, where he failed to score even one single half-century. James Anderson and Stuart Broad made him vulnerable as he struggled with deliveries outside off stump during the series.

The BCCI is making their best efforts for the upcoming test series and wants more batsmen to get used to the English conditions. And hence, Cheteshwar Pujara will be playing for Yorkshire whereas Indian pacer, Ishant Sharma will show up for Durham.

It is expected that opener Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane will also take measures to perform well in the England series.

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