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Australia vs India 2018-19: 5 key individual battles that will decide the ODI series

Harshil Mange
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1.58K   //    11 Jan 2019, 00:07 IST

#2 Virat Kohli vs Nathan Lyon

Spinning web around Kohli!
Spinning web around Kohli!

With a reputation of playing both spin and pace exceedingly well, Virat Kohli has somehow fallen prey to Nathon Lyon's off-spinning deliveries on quite a few times in his career. Lyon has earned himself a special feat of dismissing Kohli a record number of seven times, which is the most by any bowler in Tests.

With Lyon in the ODI squad, the battle between him and Kohli will be a great one to watch. Unlike in the Test series, Kohli might on stay back and play quietly. He will try to dominate the off-spinner right from the word go.

Australian team management knows the importance of Kohli's wicket and that's why Lyon is all the more crucial for them. What's reassuring for India is that Kohli is known to quickly learn from his mistakes.

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