Former Australian batsman, and the Kolkata Knight Riders’ coach – Simon Katich recently opinionated on Australia’s recent triumph against India and also shared the importance fetching the right form in the right time, since the ICC Cricket World Cup is just months away from kick off.
“The top order was outstanding especially Khawaja, Ashton Turner was great too. Having Smith and Warner back before the World Cup gives us more confidence. Their form hasn’t been brilliant in the last few months but World Cup cricket is all about playing six weeks brilliantly,”Katich said.
Though he was pleased with Australia’s performance, Katich also emphasized on how KKR’s very own skipper – Dinesh Karthik can be beneficial for the men in blue in the middle order once the World Cup arrives, with the kind of experience he has in his locker.
“I think what Dinesh brings in his experience [especially when under pressure]. He has played that role very well for India and for us. You know what you will get from him down the innings. He is hard to bowl to. So he will be in the mix for the World Cup. It will give the Indian selectors a tough job to pick with so much talent around,” Katich further added.
With the five match ODI series between India-Australia coming to an end, Simon Katich will be seen doing his duties for the two time champions - Kolkata Kinght Riders (KKR), as the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to take place, starting March 23.
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