'He'll get runs for India' - Former Australia batter issues verdict on Virat Kohli ahead of WTC Final

Legendary Australian batter Greg Chappell predicted Virat Kohli to make a vital difference in the upcoming WTC Final. Here's more.

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At the Oval on June 7, Team India and Australia will play in the World Test Championship Final. They will be aiming for a long-awaited major trophy, but a formidable Australian team stands in their way. India certainly made things difficult for Australia during the home Test series. However, India has suffered the injuries of some of its key players, including KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Jasprit Bumrah. Virat Kohli has recently appeared in his spectacular form after going through a protracted lean time between 2019 and 2022.

The great Indian hitter, Virat Kohli, will score runs for his team this time around, according to former Australian cricketer Greg Chappell, because the game will be played at the Oval in London and the circumstances will favour him. He added that, in contrast to English bowlers, Australian bowlers might not be able to make use of the conditions to their advantage. Furthermore, given his track record in Australia as well, Chappell added that Kohli enjoys a challenge and will not back down from going toe-to-toe with Australians.

‘He is a very good player and someone who can make a telling difference’ – Greg Chappell

“Virat Kohli was asked a lot of questions in England in 2014 and 2021 by Anderson, Broad, and the rest of the English bowlers. They bowled some excellent lines and lengths to him in conditions that suited them. They knew he is the best and lifted themselves up when bowling to him. To think or say that the Australians will be able to do the same from ball one is not correct," Chappell said during the Backstage with Boria show.

"The English know their own conditions better than anyone else in the world. And Virat loves to bat against the Australians. We have seen that in Australia. His record is evidence how good he is. He loves a contest and is never one to back off from one,” he continued.

“The Oval from all of my experience is going to have bounce and it will suit Virat. You have said to me that the weather has stayed dry so far. If the weather continues to stay dry the Oval is as close to an Australian wicket in England as you will ever get. And that will suit Virat. He is a very good player and someone who can make a telling difference," Chappell concluded.

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