Indian Cricket Team would be eager to dictate the terms against Australia in the ICC WTC 2021-23 final which is scheduled on 7th June at The Oval. The former skipper Virat Kohli needs to play an impactful knock as it won’t be easy for Rahane to just bash the bowlers around the park. Virat Kohli recently has rediscovered his mojo and is looking ominous.
It would be interesting to see whether Ishan Kishan makes his debut or the management back KS Bharat. Ishan Kishan has got similar traits like Rishabh Pant (injured) and can play a breezy knock at the back end of the innings.
Australia can’t afford to be complacent as we all know that they have got a lethal pace attack but that can backfire given the way Shubman Gill & Cheteshwar Pujara are grinding the bowlers and scoring runs.
Pat Cummins has been a handful for any batter in the world – Tom Moody
Tom Moody was having an interaction with Star Sports and heaped praised on skipper Pat Cummins. Tom Moody was quite excited to see the upcoming contest between Pat Cummins & Virat Kohli and gave the example of how Pat Cummins knocked over Joe Root. Tom Moody said that if Cummins is in that form then he could be a handful for Virat Kohli.
“In any conditions, he (Cummins) has been a handful for any batter in the world and like all the bowlers, he is going to relish the conditions. That’s a really good matchup from Australia’s perspective – Pat Cummins against Virat Kohli,” said Tom Moody.
“He can get the ball to go away from Kohli to challenge the outside edge. But he has also got that really good off-cutter which he has used effectively, particularly in England. He has knocked over Joe Root a couple of times with it. If he is bowling in that type of form, I think Pat Cummins is certainly going to be a handful for Virat Kohli,” he added.
It’s going to be intriguing to see Virat Kohli And Steve Smith battle – Tom Moody
Tom Moody stated that Virat Kohli & Steve Smith are two modern-day greats and have cracked the code in England. Tom Moody pointed out that Steve Smith has a remarkable record in Ashes and made a huge statement that Virat after a slow start in 2014 dictated the terms.
“It’s going to be intriguing to see the Kohli-Smith battle – two modern-day greats, two players who have an enormous amount of runs in Test match cricket, and two players that have cracked the code in England,” said Tom Moody.
“Smith has got a remarkable record in Ashes cricket in England. Virat Kohli, after a slow start in England, has come back very well in the last series that he played there. So two greats will definitely be trying to go run-for-run against each other,” he added.