Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Last Update on: November 5th, 2022 at 02:14 pm

India will take on Zimbabwe in their final Super 12 match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, November 6. Zimbabwe captain Craig Ervine believes playing against India is a great opportunity for his bowlers to showcase their skills while bowling against some of the best cricketers in the world.

The two teams will meet in the T20 World Cup for the first time after having faced each other seven times previously in this format. With Zimbabwe already out of the semifinals, India needs to win Sunday’s match to retain their top spot in Group 2.

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Great Opportunity To Bowl Against Some Of The Best In The World – Craig Ervine

Zimbabwe’s captain Craig Ervine addressed the press ahead of the match against India, and he said which bowler wouldn’t want to put Virat Kohli in their pocket.

“Definitely, this is a great opportunity to bowl against some of the best guys in the world. So, there’s no reason why guys would (wouldn’t) want to actually get out there and produce the goods. How often do you get the opportunity to put Virat Kohli in your pocket? I am sure our fast bowlers will be raring to go tomorrow,” said Ervine in the pre-match press conference.

Craig Ervine
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“I don’t think we have any plans against Virat. He’s just too good a player. But (for) a lot of the guys you can dissect so many different theories, and at the end of the day, if you come out and hit a good area, use your change-ups, all those sort of things, I don’t think that special plans really work for these guys because they’re so good at adapting to different conditions and different situations,” added Ervine.

Virat Kohli has been in excellent form in the ongoing World Cup. He is the highest run-scorer in the multinational tournament with 220 runs, scoring three half-centuries in four matches.

The Indian batter surpassed Sri Lanka legend Mahela Jayawardene for the most runs in tournament history. Kohli currently has 1065 runs in 23 innings in the T20 World Cup, with an incredible average of 88.75 and a strike rate of 132.46.

Also read: IND vs ZIM: “Hopefully Rohit Sharma And His Men Will Win The T20 World Cup This Time.” – BCCI President Roger Binny