India vs Australia: Virat Kohli practices in nets for the first T20I.© AFP
Team India began its training session ahead of the three-match T20I series against Australia, which kicks off on September 20 in Mohali. Prior to the first game, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav were spotted playing some classy shots during the netting sessions. Both Kohli and Suryakumar netted side by side and showed their shots in what was the first practice session for the Indian team ahead of the first T20I against Australia. Punjab Cricket Association shared the video with the caption: “An absolute treat. Watch @imVkohli commit his shots into the nets during the practice session today.”
Watch the video here:
An absolute treat
Watch @imVkohli is dedicatedly practicing his shots in the nets during the practice session today@gulzarchahal @BCCI @CricketAus #gulzarchahal #1eT20I #pca #pcanews #punjabcricket #punjab #cricket #teamindia #indiancricketteam #punjabcricketnews #cricket news pic.twitter.com/ZKrCldbKbg
— Punjab Cricket Association (@pcacricket) September 18, 2022
While the first match of the series will be played in Mohali, the second and third T20Is will be played in Nagpur and Hyderabad respectively.
Kohli enters the series against Australia after a memorable performance in the recently concluded 2022 Asia Cup.
The tournament proved to be a big boost for him, as the player finished as the second-highest go-getter with 276 runs to his name from 5 matches. He was behind only Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan, who scored 281 in 6 matches.
Meanwhile, Kohli had a stunning average of 92.00 in the tournament and his strike rate was 147.59.
The former India captain also raced to his first international century in nearly three years with a 122 point unbeaten knockout against Aghanistan in the Super 4 stage.
On the other hand, Suryakumar Yadav scored 139 runs in the continental event with only half a century in five games. He will aim to get back into rhythm for the 2022 T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in October-November.
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