It was widely reported that Kohli could make a comeback to the team in the Zimbabwe ODIs, as the star batter continues to struggle with form. Since his return to international action following the 2022 Indian Premier League, Kohli has registered a highest score of 20 in six innings across all formats. The former India captain was rested for the West Indies tour, and according to news agency PTI, Kohli is likely to be seen next in action during the next month's Asia Cup.
"Virat had spoken to selectors that he would be available from the Asia Cup onwards. The first team players will hardly get rest from Asia Cup till end of World T20. Hence this is a two-week window after Windies tour when they can rest," a source told PTI.
When we talk about comebacks, there have been a few old faces who have come back to the national team after being out for a long time because of injury. Off-spinner Washington Sundar, who has had a great start to his English county career with Lancashire, and seamer Deepak Chahar are both back in the squad after recovering from injuries to their hamstrings and backs, respectively. Chahar hasn't played in a tournament in five months, and he also missed the IPL season of 2022.
All three ODIs of the series between India and Zimbabwe will take place at the Harare Sports Club. The Asia Cup begins four days after the Zimbabwe tour (August 27)