Will Virat Kohli miss IPL 2024 matches? Big update on RCB batsman’s return

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Indian batsman Virat Kohli is all set to join the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pre-season camp ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. According to reports in India today, it is learned that the batsman will join the team before March 17.

Virat Kohli will join the RCB camp ahead of the team’s annual ‘Unbox’ promotional event. March 19th at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. He will join the team before they travel to Chennai for the opening match against CSK. March 22nd.

IPL 2024 will also mark Virat Kohli’s return to competitive cricket after two and a half months. He was last seen in action during the T20I series against Afghanistan. He played in the three-match series, which was also his comeback series in the T20I after the 2022 T20 World Cup.

Virat Kohli was then named in Indin’s squad for the Test series against England but at the last minute he pulled out. The batsman was unavailable due to family reasons and it was later revealed that his wife gave birth to his second child in London.

The upcoming IPL 2024 will be extremely important for Virat Kohli because there has been a lot of talk about his future in T20Is. Some reports suggested that the batsman will not be selected for the 2024 T20 World Cup as the selectors are not interested.

Reports claimed that the selectors feel that the slow tracks in the West Indies do not suit his game and therefore want him to make way for the youngsters. Therefore, the upcoming IPL 2024 becomes extremely important for him in terms of selection for the T20 World Cup 2024.

Virat Kohli would like to make a bigger impact in the tournament. He is the leading run-getter in the IPL and has been an absolute beast for the team. He would hope to lead his team to win the title for the first time in the league.

Needs to have a season like 2016: Harbhajan Singh on Virat Kohli

Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh believes that Virat Kohli must be prepared to bat for 20 overs in IPL 2024. He feels that if that happens, then RCB can put up a winning performance.

Harbhajan Singh added that Virat Kohli needs to replicate his 2016 season where he scored 973 runs. The former player stated that if that happens, RCB will have a good chance of winning. Speaking to Star Sport, he explained:

“If you are really prepared to bat for about 20 overs, then you can put up a winning performance because two hundred in the accessible Chinnaswamy does not necessarily guarantee the same in Chepauk.

“It is important for him to have a season like 2016, because if Virat continues to score runs, the team will move forward. “I don’t know if they will win the cup or not.”

The first match of IPL 2024 will be played between RCB and CSK March 22nd at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru.