Ahead of the World Cup finals, the Indian star Virat Kohli misses training session for second day after being suffered a cramp during the semifinals match against New Zealand.
Kohli’s rest for two days ahead of WC finals
India is set to face five times champion Australia in the finals of the World Cup 2023 edition. They have been running an unbeaten streak by winning 10 matches in a row. On the other hand, Australia reached the finals by defeating South Africa in the semifinals.
On this occasion, Virat Kohli skipped his net session for the second day in a row to recover before the World Cup finals against Australia. He suffered cramps during the semifinals match, but played till the end of the match.
Indian team is having a busy schedule and the support staff has managed the Workload of the players giving rest to the playing 11 ahead of the finals. Three pacers and Kohli skipped two pre-finals sessions at Motera.
The Indian skipper Rohit Sharma opened on the reason for the second day in a row and felt that there was a difference from the track on which they played against Pakistan on October 14.
“That wicket (Pakistan game), there was no grass on it. This wicket has some grass on it. That wicket looked a lot more drier than this one – I don’t know, maybe you know, I still haven’t looked today how the wicket is but from my understanding obviously it’s slightly going to be on the slower side.,” the skipper said.
“It’s not going to change too much, but it’s always nice to see the pitch on the day of the game and then assess what you want to do,” he added.
While speaking about Ashwin’s place in the squad , he confirmed that it looks highly impossible to have a perfect squad line up.
“That is something we’ve maintained for a long period of time and something that we’ve done before as well. So, it’s not something new for us to come and assess the pitch on the day of the game and the players are aware of it as well.”
The Skipper wasn’t sure about the climate in the Ahmedabad stadium and said, “In terms of the conditions changing, yes, the temperature has dropped a little bit. I don’t know how much of a dew factor there will be because against Pakistan in that game, when we trained before the game, there was a lot of dew but there was no dew during the game.
“And even a few days back at Wankhede, we were training, there was a lot of dew on the game day there wasn’t much, so that’s why I keep saying the toss is not going to be a factor,” he said.
With high expectations, the World Cup 2023 finals will kickstart on 2:00PM IST on November 19 at Narendra Modi Stadium.