IND vs SA: Ross Taylor Feels That Virat Kohli Is "Peaking At Right Time Ahead Of World Cup"

Updated - 30 Sep 2022, 01:09 PM

Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor. Image: ICC

Former New Zealand player Ross Taylor thinks that Virat Kohli, the star of Team India, has come back to form just in time. Taylor, who retired from international cricket this year, believes Kohli will continue to score a lot of runs.

By his standards, Kohli was in a dry spell for almost three years. His 71st century in international cricket came against Afghanistan at the 2022 Asia Cup, the 33-year-first old’s century since November 2019.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Pic Credits: Twitter

Ross Taylor told NDTV that Kohli’s comeback to form was not unexpected and that it would only take a century. The 38-year-old thinks it came at the right time and anticipates seeing many more runs in the future.

“Him coming back into form is no surprise to me, it was just a matter of when he scored that ton. He is in great form at the moment and he is peaking at the right time ahead of the World Cup.”

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

“I think he looks like he is in a good space, he is going to score a lot of hundreds in the coming years, I hope.”

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Ross Taylor, who has played for New Zealand in six T20 World Cups, believed that Australia would enter the next tournament as the clear favourite. He added that the toss will not be as important as it did in the UAE edition from the previous year.

“I think it is a pretty open World Cup, New Zealand will rely heavily on the top-order and our opening bowlers. India, the balance of their side is one of the best going around and the way they are playing at home in the last few games would give them a lot of confidence heading into the World Cup.”

New Zealand team.
New Zealand team. Image- Twitter

“I think, everyone will talk about other nations and New Zealand just seem to make the semi-finals or the final. They have made it to the last four in the last few ICC tournaments, but still, experts don’t put New Zealand in there,” Ross Taylor said.

Last year, the Black Caps advanced to the final, but they fell to Australia, who won the inaugural T20 championship. The Men in Yellow defeated 173 to win the championship game by eight wickets.

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