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As the highly anticipated ICC World Test Championship final draws near, former Australian cricketer Greg Chappell has shared his insights on the role of Indian batting sensation Virat Kohli in the upcoming clash against Australia. Chappell believes that the conditions at the Oval will favor Kohli and that he has the potential to make a significant impact on the game.

Having fallen short of lifting the title in the previous WTC final against New Zealand, Virat Kohli will be determined to showcase his true potential and deliver a match-winning performance this time around. In the previous final, he faced a stern challenge from Kyle Jamieson’s aggressive bowling and managed to score 57 runs across both innings at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton, England.

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However, with a change in venue and a reignited form, Virat Kohli will be aiming to turn the tables in his favor. The upcoming match will take place at the Oval in London, and Chappell suggests that the conditions there could work in Kohli’s favor.

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According to Chappell, Australian bowlers may struggle to exploit the conditions as effectively as their English counterparts, providing Kohli with an opportunity to score runs for his team.

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Virat Kohli Was Asked A Lot Of Questions In England: Greg Chappell

Speaking on the Backstage with Boria show on Revsportz, Chappell noted Virat Kohli’s resilience in the face of challenges posed by English bowlers in previous encounters.

He acknowledged that the English bowlers, including Anderson and Broad, have consistently posed difficult questions to Kohli in conditions suited to their style of play. Chappell emphasized that the Australian bowlers may not have the same level of success from the outset and that Kohli has demonstrated his ability to perform exceptionally well against them in the past.

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“Virat Kohli was asked a lot of questions in England in 2014 and 2021 by Anderson, Broad and the rest of the English bowlers. They bowled some excellent lines and lengths to him in conditions that suited them. They knew he is the best and lifted themselves up when bowling to him. To think or say that the Australians will be able to do the same from ball one is not correct.”

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“The English know their own conditions better than anyone else in the world. And Virat loves to bat against the Australians. We have seen that in Australia. His record is evidence how good he is. He loves a contest and is never one to back off from one.”

“The Oval from all of my experience is going to have bounce and it will suit Virat. You have said to me that the weather has stayed dry so far. If the weather continues to stay dry the Oval is as close to an Australian wicket in England as you will ever get. And that will suit Virat. I think if he is mentally switched on like I have said to you earlier in the conversation, he will get runs for India. He is a very good player and someone who can make a telling difference.”

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Based on his experience, Chappell further stated that the Oval is likely to provide good bounce, a factor that will work in Virat Kohli’s favor. He noted that the weather conditions staying dry would contribute to a wicket that closely resembles those found in Australia.

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Chappell expressed his belief that if Kohli is mentally focused and prepared, he will undoubtedly contribute significantly to the Indian team’s success. He praised Virat Kohli as a highly skilled player capable of making a significant difference in the outcome of the match.

As the Indian team gears up for the ultimate showdown against Australia in the ICC World Test Championship final, Virat Kohli’s form and performance will be closely watched. With his exceptional skills and competitive spirit, Virat Kohli has proven time and again that he thrives in challenging situations. The Oval’s conditions are expected to play to his strengths, and fans around the world eagerly await the showdown between Kohli and the Australian bowlers.

The stage is set for an intense battle between two cricketing giants, and all eyes will be on Virat Kohli as he strives to lead his team to victory and etch his name in the annals of cricketing history.

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