Published: Sat, September 16, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Don't play for tons and that's why I cross it more: Kohli

Don't play for tons and that's why I cross it more: Kohli

It is impossible to gainsay the importance of the momentum in worldwide cricket especially in this era.

Think less about an impending three-figure mark and it might mean that you will reach the milestone more often than not, is India captain Virat Kohli's mantra while batting.

The primary focus revolved around the opening combination and the team composition, since Shikhar Dhawan pulled out of the squad owing to personal problems.

"A lot of cricket has been played in that time". You get flat pitches to bat on in ODIs and T20s. "So he knows his plans are clear", he says. "If the wicket permits, there may be a chance (that I might play)".

While Rohit said that it was up to the individual to find the right way to manage his schedule, he was personally not for taking a break from playing.He had missed the bulk of India's home season a year ago, including the Test series against England and Australia, with a thigh injury.

Referring to his own teammate Adam Zampa and the two wrist spinners in the Indian line-up - Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, Agar said, "I think they will have a big role in the series, to be fair".

Australia have already began their tour of India in some style after defeating Board President's XI by 103 runs.

Swashbuckling Australia opener David Warner is regarded as one of the most hard-hitting batsman in the world and he will once again play a crucial role in the forthcoming 5-match ODI series against India.However, even after being on the worldwide arena for so long now (96 ODIs and 66 Tests), Warner will be making his first ODI appearance in India, when the two teams clash in Chennai on Sunday.Yes, that is right!

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Steve Smith practices at the nets in Chennai.

Australia skipper Steve Smith is anxious to halt the acrimony that marked Test matches against India this year when the two powerhouses start a one-day worldwide series Sunday.

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli smiles during press conference in Chennai, India, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Once he gets his role done, he will start winning us games. "It will be Interesting to see how they play out". Yet, Australia, who are coming off a resounding Test-series-levelling rout of Bangladesh in Chittagong, are never far away from finding their best, irrespective of the format. The series will be followed by a three-match T20 series.

"Hopefully, we can keep him quiet as much as possible in this series".

Since January 2013, the average first-innings score in games between India and Australia is 321.

Rahane's form has been inconsistent in the recent times.

Note: N/R and abandoned matches are neglected. The presence of Rohit Sharma and Dhawan at the top of the order pushed him down the order but his poor returns against Sri Lanka have ruined his case for a spot in the middle order somewhat. However, if he does have to open for India, he will be doing so with a lack of match practice because he did not get to feature against the Lankans.

"I'm excited by the opportunity to go up the order again", the South Australian said ahead of the five-match ODI series. Conditions are obviously slightly different to what they will be in England.

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