Virat Kohli would like bat second today

Published: 02 November, 2013 03:04 IST | Agencies |

With India chasing down 350-plus totals on two occasions in the current series against Australia, it is no surprise that they would like to bat second in the decider at the Chinnaswamy Stadium today. And India's man-in-form, Virat Kohli indicated that the hosts would prefer chasing rather than setting a target if they win the toss.

“Personally I feel good to chase because you know the target to meet. (We) can plan better and analyse how to play in different situations. I (also) feel good to calculate and play, which bowler to target and which ball to hit,” he told reporters at the pre-match press conference.

“While batting first, we need to assess the batting conditions and big partnerships are important to score high. Whether batting first or second, partnership is very crucial for the team. We need to be in strong position,” he added.

Kohli said the series has turned out to be a thrilling contest, especially the way India have fought back from difficult situations. “Personally, my form has been pleasing so far. Hopefully, I can do it once again in the last game,” he said.

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