Indian skipper batsman Virat Kohli is in the fine form. With 70 international centuries to his credit, he will be the danger man when India takes on the West Indies in T20 International (T20I) and ODI series, starting on December 6.
West Indies coach Phil Simmons feels that his bowlers cannot be scared of Virat Kohli when they take on India in a limited-overs series starting in Hyderabad on Friday.
Phil Simmons On Virat Kohli
He stated, “We can make sure that our bowlers don’t get too scared of Virat Kohli. But in the end, maybe two can bowl at him at the same time. You never know what can happen but it’s difficult to get Virat Kohli out.
“Or else we can make sure that our plans will be on the spot at that time on him,” he said on a serious note.
“One, I can make Kohli bat with a stump. Two, we can sign a book and in ODIs, we can give him a 100 and bowl to the rest of the players,” added Simmons.
But Phil Simmons West Indies coach is optimistic about his team’s chances against a dominant Indian side.
“Last year we had some T20s and ODIs in India, and we are miles apart. We had a game where I think we had tied. So we weren’t that far apart,” he stated
“We have to look back at what we did then and see how much we can add on to that now because they have added things to their games. We have to make sure that we have to get better than last time because India is not that easy team, and they are the danger players like Virat Kohli,” he said.
India and West Indies will play a three-match T20I series starting December 6, before playing three ODIs against them starting December 15.