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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Ganguly expects Virat Kohli to win series in Australia: Ind vs Aus

The BCCI President & former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly have said that he has spoken to Virat Kohli about the upcoming series of India vs Australia (2020) & said that he expects not only Virat's performance, he also expects to win the series in Australia.

Sourav Ganguly & Virat Kohli
Sourav Ganguly & Virat Kohli

India will be touring Australia
in the month of October & expectation about the series already reached very high. The Indian cricket team is set to play in Australia for 3 match T20I series, 4 match Test series & then a 3 match ODI series.

The last time when Virat Kohli led Indian team visited Australia, they won the historic Test series of Border-Gavaskar Trophy as 2-1 & became the first Asian nation to win a Test series in Australia.

Last time when India visited Australia, Steve Smith & David Warner were not in the squad as they both were banned for a year due to the ball-tampering. So questions were posed that, results would been different if Smith & Warner were part of the team during the India vs Australia series. 

Virat Kohli & Steve Smith
Virat Kohli & Steve Smith

But now both Smith & Warner are part of the team, so everyone are predicting that it is going be a real clash & cracking series between them. Though it is going to be difficult series for India, Ganguly have said to Kohli to win the series in Australia.

"I have said that to Virat also," Ganguly told India Today in an interview. "I said 'because you're Virat Kohli, your standards are high. When you walk to play with your team, I watching on TV, don't expect you to just play well against Australia. I expect you to win."

"So for me, that is what it is. Because you have set the standards. It's not anybody else. So you have to live up to the standards'," Ganguly said.

Ganguly also said that he is being in touch with Virat Kohli always & says him to stay fit. "I have been in touch with him (Virat Kohli), telling him 'you've got to stay fit.' You haven't played cricket for six months, you don't want your fast bowlers to come back and get injured. They have been training, but training and playing cricket is different," he said.

"You have got to make sure your best bowlers are ready for the tour and fit. Whether it's Shami, whether it's Bumrah, whether it's Hardik Pandya, they have to be at the top of their match fitness when they land in Australia," he further added.

Border Gavaskar Trophy
Border Gavaskar Trophy

When speaking about how the series is going to be, Ganguly said that it will not be like 2018 India vs Australia series. This time it is going to be very difficult. "It's going to be a tough series. It's not going to be what it was in 2018 when they went. It's going to be a strong Australia but our team is good. We have the batting, we have the bowling."

"We just got to bat better. You know the best teams overseas, they bat well. When we were so successful away from home, in England, in Australia and in Pakistan, we were getting 400, 500 & 600 in Test matches," the BCCI President Ganguly further added.

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