India’s middle order batsman Virat Kohli has said that India has got brilliant opportunity to beat Australia. In an interview with cricket.com.au Kohli mentioned that Indian team didn’t get results in their favor in past 3-4 months on Australia and lost test series and Tri-series. Hence it’s a perfect team for them to register win over Aussies.
Kohli said, “There couldn’t be a better time for us. It’s an opportunity for us to do justice to the way we’ve played so far in Australia, and we haven’t had the results.”
“We felt as a group that we need to step up and make corrections now We don’t really have too much time because we can’t afford to go into the World Cup thinking ‘okay fine, we have things to work on but we can do that over the period of time’. So we immediately went to work, wrote things down, what are the things we need to improve on.”
Indian team had really bad Australian tour and team failed to win single match. Bowling was worst till the starting of world cup 2015 but as tournament began, bowlers started to sing their song and in played 7 matches so far they took 70 wickets. This shows how much Indian bowling is effective these days. Virat also credited bowlers.
Virat said, “the way the bowlers have reacted and the way they have performed with the composure and the confidence and the aggression all together, it’s been wonderful to watch. So we expect the bowlers to step up if you want to beat quality sides in the world and the way they have done this in this World Cup has been commendable.”
“We’ve played the right kind of cricket and the difference now is how our bowling attack has come into play in this World Cup taking 70 wickets in seven games. That’s probably been the difference, and if we continue to do that we have a great chance come game day,” he added.
India and Australia to play second semi-final of 2015 world cup on 26 March at Sydney Cricket Ground.