‘Virat Kohli has the tools to come out of it (slump)’: Mahela Jayawardene on India’s Asia Cup campaign


Dissecting India’s squad for the six-team match, former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene has come in Virat Kohli’s assist saying the former India skipper have to be given each alternative to discover his finest kind throughout the Asia Cup in a hope he can journey to Australia later in the 12 months in good contact.

Kohli is making a comeback in the Asia Cup squad after he was rested from India vs West Indies sequence ODI  and T20I sequence. The right-hander can be not an element of the upcoming three-match ODI sequence in opposition to Zimbabwe. Kohli has solely made 4 T20I appearances up to now on this calendar 12 months.

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“It is unfortunate what Virat is going through right now at the moment, but he is a quality player.I believe Virat has the tools to come out of it (the form slump). He has done that in the past as well and I’m sure he’ll come through this, ” Jayawardena stated on the newest episode of The ICC Review.

The 33-year-old struggled for runs throughout the IPL 2022 as properly, managing simply two half-centuries and a complete of 341 runs from 16 innings for his crew RCB.

Jayawardene on KL Rahul

KL Rahul, who didn’t characteristic in the T20 sequence in opposition to West Indies due to Covid-19, has additionally made a return to the facet. The vice-captain has not too long ago recuperated from sports activities hernia surgical procedure. Talking about Rahul’s lack of cricket in the latest previous, Jayawardene stated, “That could be a priority for India. He has been out for a short time since the IPL, so having sport time is kind of essential particularly out there in the center.

“The sooner he can get some game time and get that confidence back, is always going to Help him, as well as the national team.”

On Rishabh Pant as opener

Jayawardene stated that despite the fact that Rishabh Pant hasn’t completed opening a lot in home cricket, he has the capability to do this. “Wherever he bats, you’re not going to change his game. He is going to be a very natural player so yes, it is an option (for Pant to open),” he stated.

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