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Virat Kohli will have to measure it session by session: Kapil Dev

May 29, 2021

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Durba

Kapil Dev advised Virat Kohli not to be too aggressive and wait for the right moment of dominance in England. Kapil Dev further added that Kohli would only score runs if he plays the waiting game. The veteran stated that Virat has to watch the movement of the ball and play swing and seam well to succeed in England.

Virat Kohli-led team India is set to travel to England for a hectic season of Test match cricket. First, the Men in Blue will face New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) that is set to commence on 18th June 2021. After that, Virat Kohli and the team will play against England in a five-match Test series from 4th August 2021. 

Virat Kohli needs to be patient with his stroke play in English conditions: Kapil Dev

Virat Kohli has been having problems against senior English seamer James Anderson. His troubles continued in the recently-concluded series when England had visited India. Kapil Dev feels that the current India captain needs to be patient with his stroke play in English conditions. Despite his consistency in all three game formats, he was constantly reminded of his failures with his bat in England during the 2014 tour. In that tour, he managed to score 135 runs in 10 innings. However, in 2018, he bounced back and scored 593 runs from five Tests. Now, Virat is all set for his third Test tour of England. India will play six Test matches, starting with the final of the ICC World Test Championship in Southampton next month.

This will be a crucial tour for the Indian cricket team as they last won a Test series here back in 2007 under Rahul Dravid’s captaincy. Before that, India had won in England in 1986, when legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev was the skipper. India had won the series 2-0. Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team will complete the two-week quarantine in Mumbai and then they will undergo another 10-day quarantine in the UK. After reaching the UK, the entire will first undergo a hard quarantine before they take the field to train for the WTC final against New Zealand in Southampton. The ECB, along with the International Cricket Council, will be permitting 4000 spectators in the WTC final between India and New Zealand.

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Durba