Virat Kohli’s resurgence means that the Indian Cricket Team is back to its best. The right-handed batter is someone who can provide stability in the middle overs and we have seen that the team is lagging behind in this phase. The former skipper would be aware that the defending champions would possess a difficult challenge as compared to Asia Cup 2022.
The Men in Blue would be happy that David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc & Marcus Stoinis are not a part of the series. But at the same time, Aussies have a habit of finding match-winners in the 11th hour. Cameron Green has shown that he can be a lethal all-rounder on a given day. It would be too early to write off Australia as they have the never to say die attitude.
Virat Kohli all set to go past Rahul Dravid
Virat Kohli currently has scored 24,002 runs across all the formats and now the batter is 207 runs behind Rahul Dravid. The legendary batter Rahul Dravid had scored 24,208 runs in his career where he struck 48 centuries and 146 half-centuries in his great career.
Virat Kohli has a strenuous task on his hands as scoring 200 odd runs in 3 matches won’t be easy by any means. The likes of Hazlewood & Cummins would be ready to expose his off-side channel weakness as we have seen that Virat is still vulnerable to offside. The batter needs to keep one thing in mind that he needs to stick to the crease as his presence is enough to give headaches to the opposition.
Vital Series for India
Indian Cricket Team needs to find a stable playing 11 and most importantly they need to choose between Dinesh Karthik & Deepak Hooda. Karthik has been named in the squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2022 but before that he needs some to get some practice in the middle.
The management also has a conundrum in the form of Ashwin. Chahal is the first-choice spinner and as we all know Axar Patel has been named the replacement of Ravindra Jadeja.
In all this chaos, the management is ignoring the champion bowler who has a lot of variations which can easily bamboozle the opponent.