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January 22, 2019
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Williamson big factor but can’t take Taylor lightly: Kohli

By Chaitanya Laxman

Indian skipper Virat Kohli agreed that Kane Williamson is a big factor in the ODI series against New Zealand but he also made it clear that his team cannot take Ross Taylor lightly. The Indian captain also feels that the games in the series will be high-scoring.

We are working on our plans: Kohli

The Indian skipper stated that Williamson is one of the best players in the world and when he is on song, he is the most attractive to watch.

Kohli also agreed that Kane is always going to be a very big factor but at the same time, he feels that Rosco (Ross Taylor) and all the other guys as well and he made it clear that you can’t take anyone lightly.

The Indian cricketer explained that New Zealand’s batting usually revolves around Kane and Ross, and the other guys bat around them. Kohli said they are aware of that and they are working on their plans.

Kohli hints towards a high scoring series

The Indian captain noted that New Zealand always have fields that make the game high-scoring. He mentioned that the key is not to panic too much in the field when you see 300 being posted
regularly. You just have to back yourself to get those runs, and set a big
target when you’re batting first.

Looking forward to do what we did in Australia: Kohli

India fared poorly in thier last ODI series in New Zealand but Kohli is optimistic about the current series. He explained that the last time they played here, they probably didn’t have that kind of
composure, to be relaxed in the field in terms of chasing close to 300.

He noted that they take that as a challenge and they are looking forward to doing what they did in Australia – believing in their abilities and giving in a balanced performance every time they step on the field.

Chaitanya Laxman