Former Pakistan leg spinner Danish Kaneria feels Virat Kohli Should practice against quality left-arm pacers to face Mitchell Starc in the all-important World Test Championship final in England. Virat Kohli has struggled a lot against left-arm pacers for in-swing balls.
Speaking on his youtube channel, Danish Kaneria said Virat Kohli is not comfortable with left-arm pacers when the ball moves and wants him to practice against left arms pacers like Natarajan before going to World Test Championship final.
“Virat Kohli isn’t comfortable against left-arm pacers when the ball nips back. He will have to practice to face Mitchell Starc in the World Test Championship final. The team management should bring in left-arm pacers like T Natarajan as net bowlers,” Kaneria said.
The former Indian Skipper was trapped in front by Mitchell Starc who bowled a fiery spell to dismiss India’s top-order batters. Indian batters usually struggled against left-arm pacers like Shaheen Afridi, Trent Boult, and Mohammad Amir in the past and lost their wickets in the pack. Even during the T20 world cup, India took Mukesh Kumar and Chetan Sakariya as net bowlers to Australia to practice against the left-arm bowlers.
Dropping Someone Is Never A Solution – Danish Kaneria
Ex-Pakistan Spinner Danish Kaneria also lauded KL Rahul for his fantastic knock against Australia in the 1st ODI. The under-fire KL Rahul who was criticized for his poor form, Karnataka batsman was under immense pressure after his recent failures with the bat, especially in Tests came back strongly to produce a match-winning performance.
“KL Rahul has dealt a major setback. He was dropped from the Test team and he knows that he will have to deliver now and have to be very sensible. Dropping someone is never the solution. You need to fix the problems. He looked very composed today and the Australian bowlers couldn’t hit his pads as he was getting behind the line of the ball.
KL Rahul played a fighting knock along with Ravindra Jadeja to give India a lead in the three-match ODI series. India was in a spot of bother at 16 for 3, coming into bat under pressure, KL Rahul maintained his composure throughout the innings. Kl Rahul shared an unbeaten stand of 108 runs with Ravindra Jadeja to take India home in 39.5 overs. Kl Rahul remained unbeaten on 75 and Ravindra Jadeja on 45 for India.