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Virat Kohli – a new Indian batting prince in waiting?
India must have wonderful strength in its batting ranks if Virat Kohli is unable to get a place in the test squad. The 22 year old has a first-class average of 60 and has made a strong start to his ODI career. he hit his fourth ODI hundred in the first of a five match series with New Zealand in Guwahati at the weekend. Kohli now averages 46.55 in 36 ODI and would seem to have cemented his place in the side for the forthcoming World Cup even with Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag to come back into the XI. It can only be a matter of time before he gets a chance in the Test side and we predict a long and glittering career.
Bangladesh brought back down to earth by Zimbabwe
There was much celebration recently when Bangladesh walloped New Zealand 4-0 at home in a ODI series. So, you would have thought that a home five match series with Zimbabwe would be a formality. Not a chance as the visitors won the first match of the series by nine runs in Mirpur. It seems Bangladesh still have some way to travel before they can say they have arrived at the highest level.
“I love him more than is healthy right now,”
That’s all for this week folks.
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