Get the app

Virat Kohli Toys With Idea of Bowling on Third Morning

Virat Kohli could be seen trying his hand at bowling in the warm-up session prior to the start of the third day's action on Monday.

Cricketnext Staff |March 6, 2017, 9:22 AM IST
Virat Kohli Toys With Idea of Bowling on Third Morning

New Delhi: Virat Kohli likes leading from the front. And it is no secret that his bat hasn’t done too much talking in the last Test in Pune as well as the first innings in Bengaluru. Will Kohli now look to take the ball in hand and try to wipe off the Australian tail on the third morning?

Kohli could be seen trying his hand at bowling in the warm-up session prior to the start of the game. BCCI even posted a video of the same which read: “Nice and overcast. Wouldn't mind rolling your arm over skipper? #TeamIndia #INDvAUS @Paytm Test cricket.”

Interestingly, Kohli has so far bowled 150 balls in Test cricket which amounts to 25 overs. Even though he hasn’t taken any wicket with his dibbly-dobbly medium pacers, he has an economy rate of 2.80. In the shorter formats though, he has managed to pick wickets as well.

While he has picked four wickets in ODIs with best figures of 1/15, he has four wickets in T20Is as well with a best bowling figure of 1/13.

The conditions are overcast on the third morning at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium and it could be no surprise if the India skipper looks to once again lead from the front. This time with the ball in hand.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 India 8411 263
4 Australia 5471 261
5 South Africa 4407 259
see more