Virat Kohli’s training sessions are aimed at preparing him to face challenges from New Zealand in the upcoming World Cup semifinals. The team is set to face the Kiwis in Mumbai on November 15. Kohli focused on handling short-pitched deliveries and left-arm spin during the net session in Bengaluru. He is anticipating tough competition from New Zealand’s bowlers, particularly Lockie Ferguson and Mitchell Santner.
Ferguson has been using short-pitched bouncers effectively, and Kohli worked on his batting skills to counter them. Additionally, he practiced facing left-arm spin, a type of bowling that has troubled him in the past. Kohli’s training also involved gearing up to face the challenge posed by Santner, who has been in good form with the ball.
The Indian team is preparing diligently for the crucial match, with players like Jasprit Bumrah and head coach Rahul Dravid also getting involved in the practice sessions. However, Ishan Kishan was the only player absent from the optional practice session.