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Virat Kohli: Kolkata contest a great example for Champions Trophy

Virat Kohli said the fast bowlers ought to learn touch the correct line and length ahead of the Champions Trophy.

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Kolkata: The rise of Kedar Jadhav and sensible showing by Hardik Pandya within the series against England was an excellent “demo” for the Indian team ahead of Champions Trophy, gushed captain Virat Kohli.

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Jadhav couldn’t steer the aspect to winning within the third ODI on Sunday, however, was adjudged the man-of-the-series for his 232 runs within the series. at the side of Pandya he raised a 104-run partnership for the sixth wicket, however, India fell short by five runs chasing 322.

“Definitely, it’s been a series of positives even today, 173 for 5, 2 youngsters intensify nearly get us through the line, fighting back against sensible quality fast bowlers. It absolutely was an excellent demo for the Champions Trophy,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

The young Indian captain said it absolutely was an honest omen for India that youngsters were taking responsibility to end the game whereas taking part in down the order.

“Jadhav is sensible to find for us. We’ve backed him over the last year, he hasn’t had several games, however, he’s returning to his own, he provides Yuvi and Dhoni the possibility of batting higher and he reads the game well, it’s priceless and Hardik is returning into his own as all-rounder also,” Kohli said.

“The moment I saw the pitch I believed it absolutely was the right scenario for the Champions Trophy. The batsman had to indicate character and obtaining as shut as 5 runs provide us plenty of confidence.”

Asked for means that space India ought to focus previous Champions Trophy in Great Britain in June, Kohli stated the quick bowlers ought to learn touch the correct line and length.

“The key for us will be the lengths we have a tendency to bowl. We’ve been taking part in at home for a short time. Even here we weren’t sure. That is one area we might look to handle, what are the areas we want to hit to get batsmen out.”

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