India have cracked Australia's strategy for ODI series, says Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli said Indian bowlers need to stop giving away easy runs © Getty Images

Oct 16, 2013

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli says that his side needs better plans against the Australian batsmen, who have made their intentions clear by scoring heavily in the one-off Twenty20 and the first One-Day International match on their limited-overs’ tour.

Australia raced away to 201-7 in 20 overs in the T20 match at Rajkot and posted a strong total of 304-8 in the first ODI — making their intentions clear about what their strategy is on the tour of India.

Kohli was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia’s (CA) website, “There’s a lot of players with belief in their ability (in the Australian side). They came out and expressed themselves. We know their gameplan now and what they’re going to play like in India this series.”

“If you see the last two games they came out all guns blazing while batting. We need to counter that and make them work for their runs rather than just (let them) play freely and be in their zone. We need to plan a lot better against their batsmen.”

Kohli said Indian bowlers need to stop giving away easy runs. “We need to make situations tougher for them. But I think they’re a very talented side,” he said.