Srinagar: Former New Zealand Cricketer Scott Styris has said that the out of form Team India star batter, First Kohli is likely to score a ‘cheap’ hundred against Zimbabwe but that is not going to change much.
“Firstly, I loved hearing what a selector goes through in the process that they don’t just simply pick a team or pick the best players. There’s a real methodology around how they go about putting a team together. I can tell you there are plenty of times I wish I could have a conversation with our selectors back here in New Zealand about certain things,” Styris told SPORTS18’s daily sports news show ‘Sports Over The Top.’
Virat Kohli has been going through an extended lean patch across all formats of the game. Kohli managed just 45 runs across 4 matches in the limited-overs series against England.
“So I loved hearing that, but I’m with you a hundred percent. I think it is a lose-lose for Kohli. I’d love to see him take a complete break from the game for a little while and come back. Asked the question as selectors and coach Rahul Dravid, I think he’s got a big part to plan as to how much preparation time you need to be at a hundred percent when the world cup starts and then work backward from there and then build that schedule that Saba was talking about,” Styris said.
“So yeah, Zimbabwe, I’d forget about it because I don’t necessarily think there’s a lot to gain from him. He might score a cheap hundred, which goes great for confidence, but doesn’t necessarily change too much moving forward because I still believe he’s the key man for India,” Styris further said.