T20 World Cup, India vs Zimbabwe: A chance to bag his wicket, says Craig Ervine on Virat Kohli | Cricket News


MELBOURNE: Zimbabwe captain Craig Ervine has mentioned that the chance to play with good batsmen like Virat Kohli is rare for them and it presents an opportunity for their bowlers to take wickets of one of the stalwarts of the game in front of the team ‘s clash against India on Saturday. .
The Zimbabwean stated that the chance to play a top team like India on such a big stage and at an iconic venue like MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) is rare and the team would like to take advantage of the opportunity.
“It’s not every day you get an opportunity to bowl to the likes of Virat Kohli. It’s a chance to bag his wicket. How often do you bag the wicket of Virat Kohli? I’m sure we fast bowlers will be raring to go, come tomorrow. Big opportunity to bowl with some of the best guys in the world,” Ervine said while talking about the Zimbabwe bowlers against the batsmen of the Indian cricket team who are in great form.
Ervine also mentioned the chance to make things difficult for India to qualify for the semi-finals by defeating India, creating an upset and said that the team had orchestrated an upset against Pakistan and would like to do so against India.
“Beating Pakistan has given us a huge amount of belief and confidence and I don’t think that will change going into the game tomorrow. We would like to do that against India,” the Zimbabwe captain said of their chances of to win against India.
The left-hander expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance in the T20 World Cup and said that the team came with the goal of qualifying for the Super-12 and competing with the best teams.
“We came with a momentum that we created during the qualifying stage and we will want to continue that to leave the tournament with a busy schedule ahead of us,” said Ervine.
On the narrow defeat against Bangladesh, which the team lost by just three runs, he said, “We are disappointed that we could not beat Bangladesh after coming so close.”
Talking about the number of matches that have gone down to the wire in the ongoing T20 World Cup, Ervine said the World Cup was exciting with many close matches.
“I think the World Cup was very exciting with a lot of close games. If you stay in the game and take it deep, you can take the game where you want,” expressed the left-hander. The captain also talked about specific bowling plans for Virat and said the player is too good to succumb to certain plans. He mentioned that players with the class of Virat adjust according to the plans.
“Just too good a player. If you come out and hit the area. There’s no special plan because these guys are good players who can adapt to the situation,” Ervine said.
India will play Zimbabwe on November 6 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


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