Former India cricketer Aakash Chopra feels Virat Kohli might not get to his 71st International century in the fifth rescheduled Test match against England. The former Indian skipper has been going through a rough patch lately in his career. His last international century came against Bangladesh in a Test match at home in 2019. Since then he has struggled to convert his starts into big knocks.
Last year in England, Virat Kohli also had a tough time against the moving deliveries in Test matches. In four matches, he scored 218 runs at an average of 31.14, including two half-centuries. However, in the four-day warm-up match recently, the veteran cricketer played a fine knock in the second innings. He scored 67 runs off just 98 balls, including five boundaries and a couple of sixes.
In a video on his Youtube Channel, former India cricketer Aakash Chopra made his predictions for the fifth rescheduled Test match. He expressed that Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli’s combined score will be more than 120 runs. Aakash said,
“Kohli and Pant together will score more than 120 runs. The big question is will Kohli finally get his 71st hundred in this game? I don’t think so. Although he got his first Test hundred in England on this ground, I doubt whether he will get a hundred this time. But he and Pant will still be among the runs.”
Iss Root ki sabhi line vyast hai: Aakash Chopra
Former England skipper Joe Root has been in tremendous form in the red-ball format. This year he averages 53.85, scoring 754 in eight Test matches, with four centuries and a fifty to his name. Speaking about Joe Root and the current England skipper Ben Stokes, Aakash Chopra said,
“Root and Stokes together will score more than 120 runs in the game. Root scored three hundreds last time and Iss Root ki sabhi line vyast hai (all line on this Root are busy) as he has been in tremendous form. Stokes has done well as captain but hasn’t scored many runs. However, I think runs will come from his bat too in this game.”
The fifth Test match between England and India is all set to begin on Friday, July 1 at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. The visitors are leading the five-match Test series 2-1.