In a highly anticipated encounter, India and Pakistan will be taking on each other at Melbourne Cricket Stadium on Sunday. The fans from both nations are excited to witness another blockbuster clash on Sunday. The last time when these two teams met each other in a 20-20 World Cup, Pakistan registered a comfortable 10-wicket win.
The Men in Blue would fondly remember the memories of that defeat and be keen to take revenge as well. The captain of the Indian team though has changed. Rohit Sharma has taken over the captaincy but Virat Kohli remains an integral part of the batting line-up.
For the past few years, he hasn’t been at his best. However, his stupendous show with the bat at the Asia Cup 2022 must have given him a lot of confidence. Virat Kohli broke his century drought in the tournament against Afghanistan. He finished the competition as India’s leading run-getter and, overall, scored the second-most number of runs.
The presence of Virat Kohli should keep the team in good stead ahead of the big tournament. The Indian skipper has been practicing hard since arriving in Australia. In a video that has gone viral on the internet, Virat Kohli can be seen playing one shot after another.
He exhibited his range of shots and the sound of the bat was as pleasant as it could get. Here’s a look at the video:
Virat Kohli in the nets! pic.twitter.com/hkzKOBeFvE
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It is worth mentioning that Virat Kohli has scored the most runs by any Indian player in Australia in the shortest format of the game. The 33-year-old has 451 runs in Australia in T20Is and his form with the bat is going to be crucial for the India team.
For India, the biggest challenge would be playing the likes of Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf in the power play. The likes of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli would be wary of that and be keen to step up for the challenge.