It is cognisance of the fact that Virat Kohli’s wicket is worth it’s weight of gold and every opposition would always love to take the priced wicket.
Barring a candid 92 in the Eden Gardens in ODI series, Australia were well able to keep him calm. Before it is too late, Aussies want to implement the same plans to stop Kohli from going to greener pastures.
We all know what happens the typical stroke-maker is on song. When he gets going, he is unstoppable. It is so sweet as honey to watch him bat.
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Virat Kohli has scored 4 half-centuries against Australia in his last four T20Is with as many as 3 not-outs. Those scores read 90*, 59*, 50, 82*.
He will be curious to adding one more feather fifty into his parking lot today to become the first batsman to score 5 fifties against any team in T20Is.
Australia are aiming for the big fish to get trapped and that depends on how they approach the game. Tim Paine who is back to the T20I squad said that the team has tactical plans to trap the main player.
“He’s (Kohli) really a good player. Not many teams had much success against him. He’s a huge wicket tomorrow night and in the whole series,” Tim Paine said while addressing the reporters on the eve before Ranchi T20I.
“We had a brief chat about him in the team meeting last night. I don’t want to get into the details. We certainly have got a couple of plans, we will see how it goes”.