Xtratime Web Desk: Australian speedster, Pat Cummins has commented that Indian captain, Virat Kohli will be unable to score a century in the upcoming series against them and the hosts will knock over the world’s top ranked test side, this coming December.
The Bleeding Blue team is scheduled to go to Australia for a period of two months during which they will play in a three-T201, four Tests and a three-ODI series starting from November.
At the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, Cummins said, “My brave, bold prediction… I’d say I think Virat Kohli is not going to get a hundred and we’re going to knock them off over here”.
In Test Crickets, Kohli averages 53.40 and rises to 62 when his performance in Australia is taken into account. The last time when India had gone to Australia, Kohli struck four hundreds in four Tests scoring 692 runs at 86.50.
In 2017, when Australia came to India, they tried to keep Kohli quiet as he scored only 46 runs in three Tests.
Australian legend, Glenn McGrath aforesaid that the contests between the teams will be too high and the Australian team has to target the 29 year old Indian captain to smoothen their way for the victory.
“I want to see Australians put pressure on Kohli and just see how he handles it,” said McGrath. “It’s going to be a good, tough, hard serie. Kohli has got a bit of an aggressive attitude but showed last time he was out there he’s not going to take a backward step. It’s going to be an interesting summer.
The Windies of the late 70s, early 80s were an incredible team and they used to target the captain of the opposition team and get on top of him and have a great impact. I tried to bring that in by targeting players when I played. If you get on top of them, the No. 1 player and their captain, it makes the job so much easier. If they can get on top of Kohli I think it can have a big effect on the game.”