It was revealed that Virat Kohli questioned if the performance of the English batsmen will be affected after their 3-1 defeat. Kohli also said that the amount of scarring depends on the batsmen who are walking out.
‘I can vouch for the fact that we definitely can bowl them out consistently. That’s the kind of quality that we possess. As long as we execute our skills and our plans, then we are very confident of doing that very often in the series. If the scars are being carried or not, I’m not in a position to answer. It honestly depends on the individual walking in that’, Kohli said.
On the other hand, England captain Joe Root said that he will keep players Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, and potentially recall Jonny Bairstow. There might be a lot of changes with the squad’s lineup that can make it to the headlines of the latest cricket news in SportsAdda.
Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj are the Indian seamers who are confident to win once again. This is because they have travelled to Australia twice and won on both occasions.
‘We’re much better prepared than we have been in the past. We have been playing in different conditions, whether it’s overcast or it’s sunny, how the pitches behave, how the ball travels, how much it swings in the air, all those things are definitely going to add to our experience’, Kohli added.
Kohli admitted that even if they have enough experience, the result of the match still goes down to how they play in crunch moments. Kohli is the current captain of the India national team and is regarded as one of the best contemporary batsmen in the world.
Retirement of Paras Khadka from international cricket
Former Nepal captain Paras Khadka officially announced his retirement from international cricket on his social media accounts. He is an all-rounder who played a huge role in the team’s victory from Division 5 in 2010 to One Day International (ODI) in 2018.
‘Playing for Nepal has been my biggest achievement and for that, I will always be indebted towards my coaches, players, fans, stakeholders, and family for their continuous support over the last 18 years since I started as a young 15 years old back in 2002’, Khadka said.
‘My ultimate dream is to see Nepal have a better cricketing system for which I have spent all my energy in the last two decades and to improve it will require equal support from everyone in the cricketing community and beyond. I believe with everyone’s honest effort and intentions, we will be able to do so’, he added.
Khadka is a right-handed batsman, medium-fast bowler, and an occasional off-break bowler. He is also the 6th Nepali cricketer to score an international century for hitting an unbeaten 106 off 77 balls in a match against Kuwait during the 2012 ACC Trophy Elite. In 2019, he was regarded as the first Nepalese batsman to score a century in an ODI match.
The following year, Khadka was named as one of the 18 cricketers to be awarded a central contract by the Cricket Association of Nepal. It was also months after when he was nominated for the ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade award.
Gyanendra Malla, the current captain of the Nepal national team, usually plays as a right-handed batsman and an occasional wicket-keeper. He is the 7th Nepalese cricketer to score an international century and was 1 of the 18 cricketers to be awarded a central contract by the Cricket Association of Nepal.
Retiring from international cricket does not mean that you won’t see Khadka play again. Who knows? He might join an international friendly competition that will be covered in the latest cricket news on SportsAdda.