Hussey confident Starc will test Kohli

Virat Kohli versus Mitchell Starc is one of the most awaited battles in the upcoming Test series.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
15th February 2017

article:15th February 2017

Can Starc stop Kohli?
Can Starc stop Kohli?

Former Australia international Michael Hussey feels fast bowler Mitchell Starc will be able to challenge Indian captain Virat Kohli in the upcoming Test series between the two sides.

Kohli has been in incredible form recently, having scored four double centuries in his last four Test series. Just last week, the 28-year-old scored 204 against Bangladesh, leading India to a big win.


Starc, on the other hand, was by far Australia’s best bowler on their previous tour to the sub-continent. The left-arm pacer took 24 wickets in three matches at an average of 15.16 in a series that the Aussies lost 3-0.

“I think Starc is a brilliant bowler for the sub-continental conditions. He bowls at a genuine pace, can swing the new ball and is an excellent exponent of reverse swing,” said Hussey.

“I am sure he will challenge Kohli throughout the series. It will, however, take a collective effort to stop Kohli, who has been phenomenal of late.”

Kohli and Starc should know each other well as they play for the same franchise – Royal Challengers Bangalore – in the Indian Premier League.


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