In fi­nal T20, Kohli faces a chal­lenge, Warner a chance

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Sport - Sports­desk@hin­dus­tan­times.com

All of a sud­den, a chal­lenge con­fronts Vi­rat Kohli’s des­per­ate In­dia while an op­por­tu­nity beck­ons Aus­tralia. The win­ner takes all in the T20I se­ries de­cider in Hyderabad on Fri­day.

For the David Warner-led vis­i­tors, it’s a golden op­por­tu­nity to win their maiden T20I se­ries in In­dia af­ter hav­ing lit­tle to cheer about in the past two months in the sub-con­ti­nent.

For Kohli, the chal­lenge is to keep his se­ries-win­ning streak in­tact at home since tak­ing over cap­taincy from MS Dhoni. re­cent times and Tues­day’s per­for­mance was one-off.

How­ever, a ma­jor ques­tion is the fifth bowler. In­dia have tried Pandya and Kedar Jad­hav of late.

Though Pandya was eco­nom­i­cal in the sec­ond T20I, he had leaked runs in pre­vi­ous matches.

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