ViratKohli’s shoulder injury he sustained in the Tests against Australia might keep him from the start of the Indian Premier League 2017.

The captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore would need time to recover full fitness ahead of the start date of April 5.

Royal Challengers are set to play defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in the season opener. However, the club would have to decide if they want to risk him for the game or let him sit it out.

“It’s still a few weeks to go before I can be 100 percent on the field. But these things happen in your career. Got to take in my striker and move forward,” the star said after the Dharamsala Test.

Ravi Bopara promoted in Batting order

Ravi Bopara got the chance to bat slightly up in the batting order in the first game of the Carlton Mid One Day International Series against Australia in Sydney today, but, he could not make the most of it as he perished just at the score of 13 to the left arm spinner Xavier Doherty.

Bopara was positive to start with as he played a lofted cover drive and a flick shot to get him going.

He tried to continue the aggression against the spinner too and he cannot be criticized for his choice of shot there on that ball because it was there to be hit.