Virat Kohli is preparing to face New Zealand in the World Cup semifinal by focusing on polishing his skills against short-pitched bowling and left-arm spin during team India’s optional nets session. He’s working hard to be ready for fast, bouncy deliveries and tricky spinning balls, which are areas where he could be tested by New Zealand bowlers. One challenge might be Lockie Ferguson, a fast bowler from New Zealand who’s been giving batsmen a tough time. Kohli is specifically practicing to face bowlers like Ferguson, which is a crucial part of his game plan for the upcoming match. It’ll be interesting to see how Kohli and the team handle Ferguson’s fast deliveries.
Practicing hard, especially against bouncy deliveries, Kohli has been facing these deliveries in the practice nets from Shardul Thakur and some other specialized bowlers. He’s managed to hit some really strong shots and even tried a special shot called a ramp shot, which might help against bowlers like Ferguson. But there’s another challenge waiting for Kohli: facing Mitchell Santner’s left-arm spin, against which he hasn’t done well in the past. To get better at facing this challenge, Kohli practiced against left-arm spin by facing Ravindra Jadeja in the nets. It’s clear Kohli is getting ready for the tough matches against New Zealand in the semifinals.