If the speculations are true, it would be a massive setback for the touring Indian team even before the competition starts.

On Thursday, the likes of Shubman Gill, Jasprit Bumrah, and others along with Virat Kohli and Shami had a training session at Southampton. The Indian players still have a week to get used to the overcast conditions at the venue.

It would be interesting to see if BCCI gives a statement on Kohli’s injury. The WTC final will start on June 18 and it is expected to be a mouthwatering contest between two well-matched units.