In-form Virat Kohli will be thrilled going into WTC Final: Nasser Hussain

Written by Sumit Seth

Back among runs across formats and high on confidence, Virat Kohli will be thrilled going into the World Test Championship Final against Australia, feels former England skipper Nasser Hussain.

With centuries across formats in recent months and a highly successful IPL campaign, Kohli has scored a plethora of runs and will looking forward to the marquee WTC Final clash which starts Wednesday at Edgbaston.

Lauding Kohli’s return to form after a bad patch, Hussain said India will be excited to see Kohli going into the WTC final in such form as he will look to rise up to the occasion.

“Virat has found some wonderful form. One thing we know about Kohli, the bigger the game, the bigger the occasion, the bigger the challenge, Kohli usually stands up. Virat will be looking forward to it,” Hussain said on The ICC Review. “A huge reason why India are in this WTC final is Kohli. The way he has been with this side, he will be absolutely looking forward to such a big occasion. And he will be thrilled going into it and India will be thrilled that Kohli is going into WTC Final in form,” Hussain said.

Hussain felt India should learn from their past mistakes and not think twice before leaving one of their premier spinners out of the playing XI if the conditions demand.

The spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin didn’t make much of an impact two years ago when India lost to New Zealand by eight wickets in a rain-hit final of the inaugural edition.

According to Hussain, India made the blunder of reading the conditions wrong the last time and shouldn’t repeat the mistake this time as they eye their maiden ICC title in 10 years.

“I think India, as they showed in Australia, can win in any conditions,” Hussain said.

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