Former Australian cricketer Greg Chappell has backed Team India batter Virat Kohli to perform well in the upcoming World Test Championship final against Australia. He expressed that the right-handed batter loves to play against Australia, and can make a huge impact in the match for Team India.
Virat Kohli will be one of the players to watch out for in the World Test Championship final. In 16 Test matches in England, he has scored 1033 runs at an average of 33.32. He has two centuries and five fifties to his name. He was troubled by the England bowlers on several occasions in the format. However, Greg Chappell feels it is incorrect to think that Australian bowlers will do the same.
“Virat Kohli was asked a lot of questions in England in 2014 and 2021 by (James) Anderson, (Stuart) Broad and the rest of the English bowlers. They bowled some excellent lines and lengths to him in conditions that suited them. They knew he is the best, and lifted themselves when bowling to him. To think or say that the Australians will be able to do the same from ball one is not correct. The English know their conditions better than anyone else in the world. And Virat loves to bat against the Australians. We have seen that in Australia,” said Greg Chappell at ‘Backstage with Boria’.
The Oval will suit Virat Kohli: Greg Chappell
The World Test Championship final will take place from June 7 to June 11 at The Oval in London. Former cricketer Greg Chappell reckons that the conditions at The Oval will suit Virat Kohli. He expressed that the nature of the pitch is similar to Australian wickets. The former Australian cricketer added that Virat Kohli is a good player, and can make a difference in the finals. He said,
“His record is evidence of how good he is. He loves a contest and is never one to back off from one. The Oval, from all of my experience, is going to bounce and it will suit Virat. You have said to me that the weather has stayed dry so far. If the weather continues to stay dry, The Oval is as close to an Australian wicket in England as you will ever get. And that will suit Virat. I think if he is mentally switched on like I have said to you earlier in the conversation, he will get runs for India. He is a very good player and someone who can make a telling difference.”