After winning the Test Series against England, India would look to continue the winning momentum ahead of the five-match T20 series, starting from Friday. One of the biggest concerns for the Indian Cricket Team right now is Virat Kohli’s poor form with the bat. In the recently concluded Test series, he could only score 172 runs in six innings.
Former Indian cricketer, VVS Laxman feels that Virat Kohli shouldn’t think too much and just express himself and play freely in the upcoming series.
“I definitely think it’s a strong fast bowling unit as far as England is concerned because they have got a lot of variations; they’ve got pace in the form of Mark Wood and Archer. Good death bowling options in the form of Jordan; Ben Stokes can be their all-rounder. But their spin department looks a little weak compared to their fast bowling department.”
“But as such, I feel that Kohli is a class batsman, he’s an outstanding batsman and with depth and quality in the Indian batting line-up, I think he should go and express himself.” Laxman said on Star Sports show, Game Plan.
India don’t have a lot of T20s left before the T20 World Cup commence later this year. VVS Laxman feels that the upcoming five games would help in testing India’s bench strength.
It’s a great opportunity for Team India because you are playing five matches in your home condition, followed by IPL and Asia Cup before the T20 World Cup. It’s a great opportunity to test your bench, which is why I feel the squad is very formidable — as far as the Indian squad is concerned,” Laxman added.
India is due to play 5 T20s against England, starting from Friday. For the unversed, all games will be played at the Narendra Modi International Stadium.