New Delhi: Virat Kohli and his men are on top in the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka where the visitors have an unassailable 2-0 lead after two matches.

Keeping in mind the workload on spinners in the five-day format, the team management and national selectors may rest Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja from the limited overs matches, starting August 20.

It is expected that pacer Mohammed Shami will also be rested from the ODI series as his workload needs to be monitored.

Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad is in Kandy to track the performances while his colleague Devang Gandhi is in South Africa with the A team. They will be on conference call with third member Sarandeep Singh on August 13 to pick the squad.

On expected lines, Jadeja and Ashwin have bowled 108.2 and 108.3 overs in the series so far taking 13 and 11 wickets respectively.

While Jadeja is suspended for the third Test, Ashwin will spearhead the attack and probably end the series bowling more than 150 overs.

The likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Krunal Pandya could all be in contention while limited overs yorker specialist Jasprit Bumrah is a certainty.

Team India faces a hectic schedule in the season ahead which finds them playing a plethora of limited overs matches against Australia and New Zealand, with Sri Lanka lined up for a full return tour towards the end of the year.

In the New Year, the team will fly to South Africa and then play Independence Cup in Sri Lanka, before the 2018 IPL gets underway.

With the focus towards workload management, the upcoming ODI/T20 leg is in the spotlight as well.

 

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