Kohli skips pink-ball warm-up game, India opt to bat
India's cricket captain Virat Kohli, on Friday, opted out of the day-night warm-up game against Australia A, deciding to give his body some rest after having played in all the preceding limited-overs matches.
India won the toss and elected to bat in the three-day game that started here on Friday.
With Kohli sitting out of the pink-ball tour match, Ajinkya Rahane will lead the team at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The game is more of a simulation ahead of the series-opening day-night Test, which will be played with a pink ball from December 17 to 21 at Adelaide.
After Adelaide, the matches will be played at Melbourne (from December 26 to 30), Sydney and Brisbane in January. (PTI)