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We can keep Kohli quiet: Cummins

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins hogged the limelight at this season’s mega IPL auction when he became the most expensive foreign player in the history of IPL. The two-time IPL champions, Kolkata Knight Riders signed the services of Pat Cummins. The pacer was bought for INR 15.50 crore from the base price of INR 2 crore.

Pat Cummins will be looking forward to bowling to the Indian batsmen in the upcoming home series. He set his standards high for the upcoming ODI, T20I and Test series against India. Meanwhile, the fast bowler knows the value of Virat Kohli’s wicket. Cummins has been planning some tactical methods to dismiss him in the home series.

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While commentators and cricket experts are heaping praise on Indian captain for his sheer brilliance with the bat, Cummins said he will do everything to keep the world’s best batsman quiet. It is cognisance of the fact that Kohli is a special player as he can score runs across formats and across the world as well.

When India toured Australia last time in 2018-19, Kohli etched his name in the record books as he became the first Indian captain to win a Test series on Australian soil. He also hit a hundred in that tour. Team India will rely on Kohli’s services a lot in the tour.

Kohli is always a big one: Cummins

Australia pacer Cummins reckons that getting rid of Kohli for a low digit score can give hosts an edge over the visitors. “I think every side has that one or two batters and they are the big wickets. Most teams have their captain – Joe Root for England, Kane Williamson for New Zealand. You feel like if you get their wickets, that goes a long way in winning the game…

“He [Virat Kohli] is always a big one. You commentators talk about him non-stop, so hopefully, we can keep him quiet,” Australia pacer said in an interview with Fox Cricket.

“I feel like our preparation has actually been really good. We went over to the UK and had a good tour there. Most of the boys here have been playing 14 T20 matches in the last few weeks and the other guys coming in will be playing shrewd cricket. So, it feels like we are all firing up and got a lot of stuff behind us,” he added in a statement.

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