Kohli’s Struggles Give Other Players a Chance to Shine: India Batting Coach

India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour acknowledged Virat Kohli’s struggles in the ongoing T20 World Cup but emphasized that his lean run has provided opportunities for less experienced players to step up and contribute to the team’s success. Rathour highlighted the team’s impressive victory against Afghanistan, stating that the middle order, particularly Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav, rose to the occasion.

While expressing his desire for Kohli to regain form and contribute significantly, Rathour acknowledged the positive impact of the challenge on the team’s overall performance. He pointed out that players who typically get limited opportunities in India were able to showcase their skills and deliver crucial runs.

Rathour also emphasized the team’s strength and depth, particularly in spin bowling. He highlighted the impact of Axar Patel, a capable all-rounder who adds versatility to the batting order while providing effective spin bowling. He believes the team’s strong spin attack is particularly suited to the conditions in the Caribbean.

Looking ahead to the match against Bangladesh, Rathour acknowledged their strength and potential for a challenging contest. Despite Bangladesh’s recent loss to Australia, he emphasized that every match in the T20 format is a difficult one, and they would not underestimate their opponents.

Rathour expressed optimism about the playing conditions in the Caribbean, predicting an improvement from the challenging conditions they faced in New York. He expects the wickets to be more favorable for batting, further boosting the team’s confidence.

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