WA Today – Kohli averages 53.4 in Test cricket but in Australia that figure climbs to 62, which is quite remarkable given some of the game’s best batsmen have struggled in Australian conditions.

Summary

  • Kohli averages 53.4 in Test cricket but in Australia that figure climbs to 62, which is quite remarkable given some of the game’s best batsmen have struggled in Australian conditions.
  • Clearly Cummins and fellow fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood believe they can nullify Kohli and his run-scoring feats in what is set to be a fascinating series at home that won’t feature the likes of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.
  • Meanwhile, Australian fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath has urged the likes of Cummins, Starc and Hazlewood to go at Kohli, saying that if they can rattle the side’s leader a series win can come about far easier.
  • McGrath was renowned for targeting a particular opposition player and never shied away from predicting a whitewash, which is exactly what he is tipping for a four-Test series that begins on December 6 at Adelaide Oval.
  • Pitches were seriously flat in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and McGrath says he would like to see a bit of character return to tracks across the country.


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