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Virat Kohli is an unbelievable player - Tom Curran

Tom Curran heaped praises on the Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli and called him ‘an unbelievable player’.

cricket Updated: Jan 29, 2019 17:37 IST
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Virat Kohli reacts during the third one day international match between New Zealand and India.(AFP)

Virat Kohli is an unbelievable player, England fast bowler Tom Curran said while heaping praises on the Indian skipper on Tuesday.

ICC announced the fixtures for the 2020 edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup on the same day. England are pooled with India, South Africa, Afghanistan and two, yet to be confirmed, qualifying teams.

When asked how he will dismiss Kohli, the 23-year-old said: “Hopefully, not with a no-ball. We will see. He is an unbelievable player.”

As the tournament will be played as a stand alone event following the Women’s T20 World Cup, Curran said he is purely excited at the prospect of playing a World event in Australia.

“All the games are so exciting, the crowd will be phenomenal, and to be a part of it will be amazing. Playing T20s in Australia is unbelievable. We saw the excitement the 50-over World Cup (in 2015) created here,” he said.

“Australia have some of the most unbelievable stadiums in the world. To experience it properly in this Big Bash season has been amazing for me,” the English fast bowler said.

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Meanwhile, Curran believes fellow teammate Ben Stokes will “come back strong” in the 2020 edition when stressed on the 2016 edition of the tournament. Stokes had conceded four straight sixes by West Indies’ Carlos Brathwaite in the last over of the final that cost England the title.

“I was watching at home. It was very hard to watch. But Stokesy (Stokes) will come back strong, no doubt. That is the beauty of T20 cricket. It is never over really, a few balls in an over sometimes turn the game on its head. It is an exciting time for everyone involved,” Curran said.

Since then, England have become the number three side in the ICC T20I rankings.

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 is scheduled from October 18 to November 15. England and India will lock horns on November 1 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

First Published: Jan 29, 2019 17:36 IST