Virat Kohli can best regain his form in the ODI format, according to former Indian spinner RP Singh. The former skipper has perhaps displayed the finest level of play in the 50-over game out of all forms.
Kohli’s heroics in ODI cricket served as an announcement of his coming. He has hit 10 fifties since his last 100 in this format, which came against the West Indies in 2019. He struggled miserably in his final ODI series, hitting just 26 runs over the course of three games.
Virat Kohli Can Thrive In The ODI Format: RP Singh
RP Singh stated on Cricbuzz that Kohli can thrive in the absence of urgent pressures to produce runs:
“This format is great to bring Virat Kohli back into form. There is not too much pressure of scoring, his fitness is great so he can rotate strike consistently. The demands are higher in the T20 format. He will be the player to watch out for in the first ODI.”
When playing white-ball cricket, Kohli’s favourite opponent is England. In 33 innings, he has racked up 1307 runs at an average of 45.07 against the reigning World Champions.
Shikhar Dhawan Will Be The Player To Watch Out For: Parthiv Patel
In a three-match ODI series, the two titans of white-ball cricket, India and England, will square off. With the likes of Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, and Joe Root back, the hosts have strengthened their lineup. Senior players like Shikhar Dhawan and Mohammad Shami are invited to join the Rohit Sharma-led team.
Former wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel noted that both sides are excellent candidates for ODI cricket, adding the following:
“England’s squad is ideal for ODI cricket. Bairstow and Stokes are coming in with good form. The Indian team is just as good, they have just as many quality players as England. Shikhar Dhawan will be the player to watch out for from India.”
Later on today, July 12, at The Oval in London, the Men in Blue will take against England in the opening ODI.