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)


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