Kohli will not get a ton in Australia, predicts Pat Cummins

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Sydney, July 10 (IANS) Paceman Pat Cummins has asserted that star batsman Virat Kohli won’t be able to slam a ton when India tour Australia for a four-Test Border-Gavaskar series.

The men in blue are scheduled to have a two-month tour of Australia starting November 21, which will also feature a three-match T20I series and as many one-dayers.

Commenting on the Indian run-machine Kohli, who averages more than 53 in the longest format of the game, Cummins told reporters during a Channel 7 programme: “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.”

Meanwhile, Australian pace bowling legend Glenn McGrath, who was also present alongwith Cummins, predicted that Australia would whitewash the visitors 4-0 and asked his home side to put Kohli under pressure to see how the Indian skipper and his players perform under pressure.

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“I want to see Australians put pressure on Kohli and just see how he handles it,” said McGrath.

“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,” the former pacer added.

The upcoming tour will be India’s sixth tour of Australia since 1947 and are yet to taste a Test series win there.

–IANS

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