Former England player, Nasser Hussain claimed that Indian skipper Virat Kohli has struggled with the new ball. Virat does not have the finest of personal performances despite the visitors winning the 2nd Test at Lord’s by 151 runs. Kohli, 32, has 124 runs at a 24.80 avg in 5 innings, with a best of 55. Here is Nasser Hussain About Virat Struggles On Swing Bowling.
Nasser Hussain About Virat Struggles On Swing Bowling
On a number of occasions, James Anderson, Ollie Robinson, and Sam Curran have led him into difficulties. Kohli performed very well against the old ball, according to Hussain. Kohli, according to the expert, struggled with the new cherry’s late swing.
“He [Kohli] did go through a spell on the third day, admittedly against an older ball, where he was leaving it well. But it’s harder to leave the new ball because it swings later, and he was out again on Saturday in a familiar manner,” Hussain said.
Kohli is not sure whether to play or leave: Hussain
“Kohli has played at balls he could be leaving; he seems to have that slight technical issue I highlighted in these pages with the positioning of his back foot and he is not picking up the line of Anderson and Robinson,” Hussain stated.
Virat has been forced into 2 thoughts several times, according to Hussain, which is why he hasn’t had much impact on the England trip thus far.
“He is not sure whether to play or leave and whether to set himself for the inswinger or not. He doesn’t know what to do. It’s high-class bowling and it’s not going to get any easier for him,” Hussain added.
Virat Kohli hasn’t struck a century in well than 2 years, despite averaging over 50 in all 3 forms. Kohli, together with Cheteshwar Pujara and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, have been chastised for their poor recent record with the bat.
India lost the 3rd Test at Leeds by an innings and 76 runs after winning the second at Lord’s. The 4th Test is set to begin on 02 September at London’s Kennington Oval.