- India-England 3rd ODI in Manchester
- Virat Kohli will try to return to form
The third ODI match between India and England will be played in Manchester on Sunday (17 July). In this match, the eyes of the Indian fans will be on the star batsman Virat Kohli who is running out form. If India wins this match, then they will capture the series. In such a situation, it will be very important for Kohli to perform well.
Before this match, Virat Kohli has made a special post. Virat Kohli wrote on Twitter, ‘What if I fall? Oh, but darling what if you fly away.’ This shows that Kohli is still confident of his ability.
Kohli’s form remains a matter of concern for both fans and experts. While cricket experts were advising rest during the Indian Premier League, now Kohli is being criticized for resting on the Windies tour. Former Indian players like Irfan Pathan and Venkatesh Prasad have said that no one comes back to form while resting.
Kevin Pietersen supported
Scored only 59 runs in five innings
On the other hand, Kevin Pietersen has made a special post in support of Kohli. Pietersen wrote, ‘During your career there have been some of the best who have played this game, only wish they could do what you have achieved so far. Be proud, play long and enjoy life. There’s more to it than just cricket’s biobubble.
Virat Kohli has been able to score just 59 runs in five innings on the current tour of England. Kohli contributed 31 runs in the Edgbaston Test match, including India’s first and second innings. In that Test match, India had to face defeat by seven wickets. After this, he could only score 1 and 11 runs in two matches in the T20 series. Now Kohli was expected to perform well in the ODI series, but in the first match at Lord’s, he was dismissed after scoring just 16 runs.