Ind vs Aus: Virat Kohli won't score a ton, says pacer Pat Cummins

Jul 11, 2018, 11:16 IST | PTI

Pacer Pat Cummins makes bold prediction for Indian captain and his team for four-Test Australia tour

Ind vs Aus: Virat Kohli won't score a ton, says pacer Pat Cummins
Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring a century in the fourth Test against Australia at Sydney in 2015. Pic/Getty Images

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has made a 'brave and bold' prediction: Virat Kohli will not score a hundred when Indian team plays a four-Test series Down Under later this year.

"My brave, bold prediction; I'd say I think Virat Kohli is not going to get a hundred and we're going to knock them off over here," Cummins said at a Channel 7 event here yesterday. Kohli averages 62 in the eight Tests he has played in Australia, more than his career average of 53.40. He has five Test centuries to his name while playing in Australia.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins

In the absence of the suspended Steve Smith and David Warner, India have a good chance of winning their maiden series in Australia. Australian fast bowling great Glenn McGrath was present at the function alongside Cummins. McGrath predicted that Australia would blank India 4-0. He also wants to see the home team target Kohli. "I want to see Australians put pressure on Kohli and just see how he handles it. It's going to be a good, hard, tough series. Kohli has got a bit of an aggressive attitude, but showed last time he was out here he's not going to take a backward step," he said.

"The Windies of the late 70s, early 80s were an incredible team and they used to target the captain of the opposition team and get on top of him and have a big impact. I tried to bring that in by targeting players when I played."

Does Pat know?

  • Virat Kohli averages 62 in the eight Tests he has played in Australia — more than his career average of 53.40
  • The Indian skipper has five Test centuries and two half centuries while playing in Australia

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