Virat Kohli warms up for tests in Australia with practice sessions against Mohammed Shami and Co. Watch

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In the video Virat Kohli fights people like Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah© Instagram


With India about to play against Australia in a four-game test run from December 17, Virat Kohli warmed up to the challenge with a session of batting practice. The Test Series is part of India’s all-format tour of Australia, which begins on November 27 with a three-game ODI series. The ODI series is followed by a three-game T20I series. The Indian captain posted the video to Instagram with captioning it as “Love test cricket practice sessions”.

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The 32-year-old was recently in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. He led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to fourth place in the league stage, but they crashed into Eliminator after losing to SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Kohli had a bad start to his campaign in the UAE, but quickly found his position, scoring a total of 466 runs from 14 games with a success rate of 121.35. He struck three half centuries. His cut-off number was 23 fours and 11 sixes.

Kohli will return to India on paternity leave after the first test. Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma are expecting their first child.

India has been based in Syndey since their arrival on the Australian coast on November 12. Both white ball and test teams have been training together, and people like KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Mohammed Shami have posted clips from their net sessions.

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Currently second in the ICC Test Batting Rankings behind Steve Smith, Kohli will aim for a strong performance in Adelaide in the first Test.

The first Test becomes a day-night affair and is played with a pink ball.

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