Jason Gillespie reveals How Aussies should play against Virat Kohli in Test Seri
Posted by Atin Jain on December 4th, 2018
India’s Tour of Australia started on 21 November with three-match T20I series that ended in a draw and now IND vs AUS Test series is all set to begin from December 6 at Adelaide Oval which is the Virat’s favorite ground in Australia.
Indian National Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli is in full form and is all ready for the test series. India has not won any test series in Australia yet and this is the chance for India to win their first ever test series in Australian soil.
Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie feels that Virat Kohli who is the best batsman in the world is not invincible. Gillespie feels that hitting the right areas against the India skipper from the word go is the way forward if one wants to dismiss him cheaply.
Jason Gillespie said that Aussies need to be switched on from ball one because if Kohli has faced 20-odd balls and he has got more than 10-15 runs then he usually gets a significant score and that is why it is so important to impact early.
He said that there cannot be any warm-up deliveries against Kohli and not to allow him to get going by giving him an easy shot — a half-volley, a tuck off the hip, a cut shot.
Jason Gillespie said if Kohli is going to score runs then make him earn them and make him play really good shots and let him take a risk. It applies to every batsman but as Kohli is such a big and important player in this Indian side and so much rests on him as captain, it is really important to make sure that Aussies are switched on and they are bowling the best delivery they can.
Former Australia pacer feels that another thing that will work against Kohli is that getting the ball to move early in his innings. He said that everyone thinks Kohli has no weaknesses and that is fair. Kohli has a lot of strengths but in England when the ball seamed or swung a little bit, Gillespie noticed that Kohli at times went really hard at the ball. He would like the Australian bowlers to have a look at that.
He said, “On good surfaces where the ball is not really swinging or seaming, even if the length is not really quite there to drive, Kohli might still throw his hands at it and he will connect 99 times out of 100. But those deliveries in the UK were a bit different, with the Dukes ball, where Kohli nicked to the keeper and slips reasonably early a few times,”.
The fourth stump line is also something that Gillespie wants the Australians to try against Virat Kohli. Moreover, Cricadium provides the most accurate toss prediction and cricket match prediction.
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