Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan thinks Virat Kohli may try to be a bit more aggressive against the Nathan Lyon-led Australian spinners ahead of the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy series which begins on February 9 in Nagpur. Kohli has returned to form in limited-overs cricket, but his shortcomings against the spinners, as seen during the home series against Sri Lanka, as well as the series against Bangladesh in December 2022, and his enthusiasm for cricket test have not returned.
I know we are talking about test cricket here but sometimes they should be a bit more aggressive against spin, it will make you better in that match,” Pathan was quoted as saying by Star Sports on Game Plan. they face players like Nathan Lyon.
Former Indian team batting coach Sanjay Bangar is keen to see how fast bowler Mohammad Siraj performs in the series against Australia.
Pathan further explained how special the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be when India and Australia take over the grounds in Nagpur, New Delhi, Dharamsala and Ahmedabad after the 2021 series. I think the pressure is definitely there, but playing Australia, playing one of the best teams in the world is very exciting because when I played my first game in Australia against Australia, they were the champion team.
Pathan further said: “But I can’t forget that we won that Test match after 21 years. This is the kind of history you create, that stays with you forever. So I think those players are trying to do the same thing.” “