McCullum’s message to Kohli, ABD’s new record and more – Cricket News Today, 17th November 2018
While the much anticipated India’s tour of Australia is set to begin in another four days, the release of players by the IPL teams have upped the expectations over the IPL 2019 after some surprise release and transactions between the teams.
Although it was an off day for Indian cricket, the cricketing world was active as usual with numerous happenings.
Shrubsole’s hattrick in Women’s T20, Gilchrist’s excitement about Indian pace battery and Mike Hussey’s belief over the need of Hardik Pandya for India in Tests are some of the many titbits in the world of cricket.
Here is some top news from the world of cricket:
#1 Faf du Plessis advices Australia
Faf du Plessis asked the Australian team to avoid confrontations with Kohli.
The much-awaited Australia series gets underway next week as India will play their first T20 on 21st November at Brisbane. The two-month tour of India at Australia will see the teams playing three T20s, four Tests and three ODIs.
India had lost both their away series this year but with Australia lacking in many departments, India seem to have the upper hand.
Ahead of their T20 clash against Australia, du Plessis offered tips to the Australian side. He said that the team gave “silent treatment” to Kohli in an attempt to keep him silent.
"There are guys like that in international cricket (who enjoy the confrontation). We feel like that when we play against someone like Virat Kohli, he wants to get into the fight," the Protea said.
Du Plessis added,
"He's an amazing player. We gave him the silent treatment and he still scored runs in South Africa, but we felt like it was not huge runs he scored the one hundred there in Centurion when the wicket was slow. So every team will have what they think works for us, which was silent treatment”
Kohli, who is in the form of his life, hit 593 runs in the 5 match test series against England and he is expected to continue the fine run at Australia too. A lot will be expected from India's ace batsmen.