For the first Test matchup against England, Virat Kohli has arrived in Hyderabad.
The Indian team, led by former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, believes it has what it takes to fight England’s Bazball strategy in the forthcoming Test series, which is scheduled to start in Hyderabad on January 25. As the top run scorer in the 2023 ODI World Cup, the great hitter is in incredible form. The 35-year-old then performed admirably in the two-match series against South Africa and demonstrated his intentions in the second Twenty20 International against Afghanistan.
He has long been India’s game-changer, and Gavaskar has given him the support he needs to succeed once more. Notably, the Three Lions play an aggressive form of cricket under Ben Stokes’s guidance, but they may find it difficult in India’s spin-friendly conditions. In light of this, the 74-year-old continued, saying he is excited to watch England’s strategy during the five-match Test series.
Indeed, conversion is defined as possessing more hundreds than fifty. Since Kohli has a comparable number of hundreds and fifties, his conversion rate is high. His movement seems good, batting the way he has been. We have Viratball to counter Bazball with his current form, Gavaskar stated in an interview with Star Sports.
In the recent one to two years, England has changed their strategy for playing Test cricket. Batters take an aggressive stance, looking to assault. In any case, all they want to do is play attacking cricket. He continued, “It will be interesting to watch if this strategy succeeds against India’s spinners.
Kohli arrived in Hyderabad before the opening Test.
Following the end of the Twenty20 International series versus Afghanistan, players were granted a brief respite. When they get back together in Hyderabad on January 21, they should have their first training session. While he may go for Ayodhya on January 22, Kohli arrived in Hyderabad on Saturday, January 20.
According to sources, he has been given permission by BCCI officials to travel for the Pran Pratistha Ceremony at Ram Mandir. It remains to be seen if other cricket players like Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin follow him.