Dhwan has scored a century against Australia, Raina has played a timely innings again Zimbabwe, Rohit performed in a crunch game against West Indies, Rehane has performed according to his expectations. But, Virat kohli who scored a century in his first match is still yet to make his kind of impact in this ICC world cup. All his supporters round the globe are expecting much more than this ever consistent Batsman. Imagine if he could play that kind of innings in a semi final of a World cup. If he sizzles in the crunch game there will no stopping for India irrespective of opposition.
He started this tournament with a century. But, that isn’t the kind of innings anticipated from his willow. After the match against Pakistan, kohli’s performance is below par to his standards. they way kohli got dismissed in semifinal is concerning India. Dhoni backed his premiere batsman in the press conference and said it was his natural game.
Statistics always prove that if kohli performs India will end up victorious irrespective of batting first or second. Kohli’s average in India’s winning matches is 68.34. Precisely, kohli is the second highest scorer for India next to Dhwan in this tournament.
It is not easy playing against Australia in a semifinal. Australia has never lost a semi final in world cups before. If India are to bat first, 300 is a bare minimum looking at the opposition’s batting .For this to happen one of the top order batsman has to score a ton. If we look into statistics, Kohli has played 15 times against Aussies and scored 620 runs at an average of 51.66 which included 3 half centuries and 2 hundreds.
India should be wary about happenedto them in Aussies tour this November. None of the batsmen apart from kohli and Rehane performed. Thattour was a nightmare for Indian bowlers.
Bowlers who have dismissed their opposition for 7 consecutive will look to make the number 8 which a real challenging task. Ramiz raza advised Indian bowlers to concentrate on Aussies weakness.