England’s Leading Fast Bowler Discusses Facing Virat Kohli in Anticipation of Test Series Against India



England’s main focus is disrupting Virat Kohli’s batting prowess and preventing him from unleashing his full potential on the field. Ollie Robinson, the talented fast bowler from England, has provided insights into their strategic approach ahead of the highly anticipated five-game series against India. The opening Test is on January 25 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The last four games will be hosted by Visakhapatnam, Rajkot, Ranchi, and Dharamshala.

England is determined to devise meticulous plans and empower their bowlers to employ diverse tactics. Their primary objective is disrupting Virat Kohli’s batting prowess. Robinson has observed Kohli’s significant ego and anticipates his impressive performance in the upcoming series. The 30-year-old Englishman has successfully dismissed the flamboyant Indian batter three times during India’s tour of England in 2021 and aims to replicate his past success during the forthcoming tour.

“You always want to play against the best players, don’t you? And you always want to get the best players out. Kohli is one of those. He’s got a big ego and I think playing on that, especially in India, where he is going to want to dominate and score runs, playing on the fact we’ve had battles in the past, is exciting,” Robinson told ESPNCricinfo.

“The upcoming series holds great importance for Rohit Sharma and his team, as they are up against a formidable challenge from Ben Stokes’ men, known for their aggressive approach. Kohli, who has been in good form lately and has played crucial innings in the South Africa series despite challenging batting conditions, is expected to play a pivotal role for the hosts in the upcoming series. Kohli’s outstanding performance has earned him a return to the top 10 rankings in Test cricket, currently holding the sixth position.”