Virat Kohli Frustrated, Team India Drop Big Playing XI Hint Ahead Of Super 8 Clash

Virat Kohli Frustrated: As Virat Kohli gears up to regain his form, his practice sessions have been intense and telling. During a recent session, Kohli faced a series of throwdowns before tackling deliveries from Kuldeep Yadav and Khaleel Ahmed. While he managed to middle most balls against Kuldeep, Khaleel’s deliveries left him missing a few, visibly frustrating the star batsman.

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Kuldeep Yadav’s Extended Session

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav

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Kuldeep Yadav, in particular, has been a focal point during these practice sessions. His extended bowling drills on Tuesday saw him bowling not only to Kohli but also to Rohit Sharma. Rohit, employing the slog sweep, had a mixed session against the wrist spinner, highlighting the potential turn Kuldeep might exploit during the upcoming clash.

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Head Coach’s Observations: Virat Kohli Frustrated

Head coach Rahul Dravid keenly observed Kuldeep’s session, noting his interactions with both Kohli and Rohit. Kuldeep bowled to an imaginary field setup against Rohit, who initially struggled against the left-arm spinner.

Rohit Sharma  T20 World Cup 2024
Rohit Sharma

Pitch Conditions and Strategic Decisions

The main square’s behaviour is a point of speculation. If it mirrors the turn seen in the nets, including Kuldeep in the playing XI appears logical. However, the pitch could also favour batting, as evidenced by Australia’s 201-run tally against England during the league stage.

A former international, present at the venue, weighed in: “The pitch should turn in the middle as well, maybe not as much as it is doing in the nets but will definitely turn. The spinners have proved quite useful throughout the Caribbean thus far. I don’t think India will make any changes; they would not want to compromise on their batting.”

Full Squad Participation

On a positive note, all squad members attended the training session on Tuesday, with the complete squad of 15 showing up on Monday. The team’s collective focus and readiness ahead of the crucial Super 8 clash.

Potential Playing XI Insights

Based on the practice sessions and observations, here’s a table summarizing the potential playing XI and their current form:

PlayerRoleCurrent Form / Notes
Rohit SharmaBatsmanMixed performance against spinners in practice; key batsman
Virat KohliBatsmanFrustrated in nets; looking to regain form
Kuldeep YadavSpinnerExtensive practice; likely inclusion if pitch turns
Khaleel AhmedBowlerTroubled Kohli in nets; could be a dark horse
Rahul DravidHead CoachObserving closely; strategizing based on pitch conditions
Remaining SquadBatsmen/BowlersFull squad participation in practice; readiness for match

As India prepares for their Super 8 encounter, the final decision on the playing XI will hinge on the pitch conditions and the insights gained from these practice sessions.

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