Robin Uthappa Backs Virat Kohli to Score Big Against Australia in T20 World Cup 2024

As India prepares for a must-win clash against Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup Super Eights on Monday, former Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa has expressed his confidence in Virat Kohli‘s ability to deliver a significant performance. Speaking on Ravichandran Ashwin‘s YouTube channel, Uthappa emphasized the importance of a solid knock from Kohli to boost India’s chances of success in the tournament.

India vs. Australia: A Crucial Match

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India and Australia are set to face each other in a high-stakes encounter at Saint Lucia. India, currently leading Group One with two wins in two games, has accumulated four points. They secured a convincing victory against Bangladesh in their previous game, winning by 50 runs. On the other hand, Australia holds the second position in the group with one win and one loss, giving them two points. Australia’s last match resulted in a surprising 21-run defeat to Afghanistan.

Uthappa’s Confidence in Kohli

Despite Kohli’s modest performance in the ongoing tournament, where he has scored 66 runs in five games at an average of 13.20 and a strike rate of 108.19, Uthappa remains optimistic. Kohli’s best score in the Super Eights has been 37, but he struggled on the challenging pitches at New York’s Nassau County Stadium, managing scores of 1, 4, and 0.

Once he gets that little taste of blood…“: Uthappa backs Virat to score big against Australia in T20 WC,” Uthappa remarked. He highlighted the transformative potential of a substantial innings from Kohli. “What can empower Team India to have the best team possible? I think one is to get a solid Virat Kohli innings from him, especially looking at the whole tournament’s perspective. I want a 65-70 not out. Even if you get a 120-125 strike rate, I do not really care. I want that one solid innings from Virat Kohli. Because once he gets that little taste of blood, that human being can do anything.”

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Kohli’s IPL Form

Kohli entered the T20 World Cup following a stellar Indian Premier League season with Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he amassed 741 runs in 15 innings at an average of 61.75 and a strike rate of 154.69. His performance included a century and five fifties, earning him the Orange Cap. Kohli registered his highest-ever strike rate in his IPL career and adopted an aggressive approach against spinners.

The Role of Rohit Sharma

Uthappa also expressed his support for Indian skipper Rohit Sharma’s aggressive batting style. “Rohit is very clear with the way he approaches his batting. I think he should continue to play the way he feels and believes that is the best way he will serve the team.” Rohit has scored 99 runs in five matches at an average of 24.75 and a strike rate of over 125, with his best score of the tournament being an unbeaten 52 against Ireland.

Squads for the Clash

India Squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson, Mohammed Siraj, Yashasvi Jaiswal.

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Australia Squad: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Josh Inglis, Cameron Green, Nathan Ellis.

As India gears up for their crucial match against Australia, the anticipation and pressure are palpable. With seasoned players like Kohli and Sharma leading the charge, fans and cricket analysts alike are eager to see if Uthappa’s predictions will come true and if Kohli will deliver the much-needed match-winning performance.

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As India prepares for a must-win clash against Australia in the ICC T20 World Cup Super Eights on Monday, former Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa has expressed his confidence in Virat Kohli's ability to deliver a significant performance. Speaking on Ravichandran Ashwin's YouTube channel, Uthappa emphasized the importance of a solid knock from Kohli to boost India's chances of success in the tournament.

India vs. Australia: A Crucial Match

India and Australia are set to face each other in a high-stakes encounter at Saint Lucia. India, currently leading Group One with two wins in two games, has accumulated four points. They secured a convincing victory against Bangladesh in their previous game, winning by 50 runs. On the other hand, Australia holds the second position in the group with one win and one loss, giving them two points. Australia's last match resulted in a surprising 21-run defeat to Afghanistan.

Uthappa’s Confidence in Kohli

Despite Kohli's modest performance in the ongoing tournament, where he has scored 66 runs in five games at an average of 13.20 and a strike rate of 108.19, Uthappa remains optimistic. Kohli's best score in the Super Eights has been 37, but he struggled on the challenging pitches at New York's Nassau County Stadium, managing scores of 1, 4, and 0.

"Once he gets that little taste of blood…": Uthappa backs Virat to score big against Australia in T20 WC,” Uthappa remarked. He highlighted the transformative potential of a substantial innings from Kohli. "What can empower Team India to have the best team possible? I think one is to get a solid Virat Kohli innings from him, especially looking at the whole tournament's perspective. I want a 65-70 not out. Even if you get a 120-125 strike rate, I do not really care. I want that one solid innings from Virat Kohli. Because once he gets that little taste of blood, that human being can do anything."

Kohli’s IPL Form

Kohli entered the T20 World Cup following a stellar Indian Premier League season with Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he amassed 741 runs in 15 innings at an average of 61.75 and a strike rate of 154.69. His performance included a century and five fifties, earning him the Orange Cap. Kohli registered his highest-ever strike rate in his IPL career and adopted an aggressive approach against spinners.

The Role of Rohit Sharma

Uthappa also expressed his support for Indian skipper Rohit Sharma’s aggressive batting style. “Rohit is very clear with the way he approaches his batting. I think he should continue to play the way he feels and believes that is the best way he will serve the team.” Rohit has scored 99 runs in five matches at an average of 24.75 and a strike rate of over 125, with his best score of the tournament being an unbeaten 52 against Ireland.

Squads for the Clash

India Squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Arshdeep Singh, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sanju Samson, Mohammed Siraj, Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Australia Squad: Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Josh Inglis, Cameron Green, Nathan Ellis.

As India gears up for their crucial match against Australia, the anticipation and pressure are palpable. With seasoned players like Kohli and Sharma leading the charge, fans and cricket analysts alike are eager to see if Uthappa’s predictions will come true and if Kohli will deliver the much-needed match-winning performance.

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, and Instagram