AUS vs IND: Coulter-Nile reveals strategy against Rohit Sharma

Updated on: Nov 20, 2018 12:25 am IST

Australian pace bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has revealed the Australian team’s strategy against Indian batsman Rohit Sharma for the upcoming series and has admitted that Sharma is one one of the players to watch out.


Rohit is an unbelievable player: Coutler-Nile

The Aussie pace bowler was speaking with the media ahead of the first T20I between Australia and India which is scheduled to be played on November 21. He appreciated Rohit and noted that Sharma is an unbelievable player and his record speaks for itself. He admitted that the Indian batsman has got a good record all around the world, so he is a definite player to watch.


Coulter-Nile’s plan to counter Rohit

At the same time, the pace bowler pointed that Australia have had a bit of success against the Indian batsman with the new ball as well. He noted that ‘Dorff’ (Jason Behrendorff) got Rohit out last time when they played him and Behrendorff rapped him on the pads. So Coulter-Nile thinks they will look to do that again early in the innings.

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Coutler-Nile feels Rohit a ‘compulsive’ puller

The Aussie player further explained that big square boundaries here, so they might test the Indian opener a little bit. He admitted that Sharma is a good puller of the ball but he also feels that the Indian batsman is compulsive as well so they will try to get him out there.

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The pacer also believes that Behrendroff will play a crucial role for their team. The right-arm bowler said that everyone knows Behrendorff is a fantastic option up front. He noted that Behrendroff will swing it here, beautiful conditions today, so hopefully the same sort of conditions and they can hold to their chances because he believes the pacer will certainly create a few chances.


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