Indian skipper Virat Kohli confirms injured Siraj is not ready to play the decider Test

Indian skipper Virat Kohli confirmed that he is fit and ready to play the series decider at Newlands. Kohli’s return will be a massive boost for India. Kohli missed the second Test due to an upper back spasm. Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj picked up a hamstring injury during the second Test. Indian captain admitted that Siraj would miss the decider Test as he has failed to recover from the injury.

Kohli informed that Siraj is not fit to take the field on the decider Test in Cape Town. The young seamer is recovering from niggle that he has suffered during the Johannesburg Test. Kohli added that the team management does not like to risk a fast bowler who is not 110 percent fit as this little niggle would become a severe injury. However, Kohli refused to give a hint regarding Siraj’s replacement in the final Test.

The Indian skipper said that there is time to decide. He has to sit down and discuss with the head Coach and vice-captain to decide about the replacement. Kohli further added that it is always difficult to figure out a single-player as everyone is doing their duties perfectly well on the field. Kohli also admitted that Ravichandran Ashwin could play the all-rounder’s role in any conditions.

Kohli concluded that the replacement will be announced after having a healthy discussion and everyone must feel that the decision is a balanced one for the team’s success. India has never won a Test at Newlands in five attempts. Indian men will look to bounce back strong and clinch the first-ever Test series in the Rainbow nation.