With the Down Under series set to begin from November 27, Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis reckons Indian skipper Virat Kohli will be ‘very motivated’ as the drummer is still ready to give his ‘110 percent’ in every game he plays. .
Kohli will return after the first test in Adelaide after BCCI grants him paternity leave India and Australia lock in ODIs and T20Is first, then both sides will look to the more format throughout the game.
“Don’t worry about Virat, he’s ready for every game he plays. Yeah, there might be more motivation, but I don’t think there is more motivation than 110%. So let’s see see. I’m sure he will. be ready to go. He’s coming home for the birth of his child, which in my opinion is the right decision. So I’m sure he will be very motivated. ” The Bharat Express News quoted Stoinis as saying.
According to the versatile, the hosts are all defined with their strategies to face the Indian team.
“We definitely have our strategies, we’ve had things that have worked in the past, and at other times the same plans haven’t worked and he’s done a few races. Obviously he’s a great player. , and to all of these, good players, you do what you want to do, you have your plans, and the day you get more competitive and you hope it all comes down to your end of the field, ”Stoinis said.
Stoinis heads to the ODI Series following his performance which led his Delhi Capitals (DC) team to the Indian Premier League (IPL) final. He played 17 games and scored 352 points at a strike rate of 148.52 and also had an impact with the ball by scalping 13 wickets.
“I hope to continue to bring this form into the summer, but there is nothing much different (which I did). The break was great – as bad as it was with COVID – it was nice to come back quite fresh in all of these competitions. I feel like I was doing well in England before leading too, so I hope the results continue to come in my direction, ”he said.
“But it also helped that we have a good team, we had a great team; I was very lucky to be on the same team as Ricky Ponting, who was our coach,” added Stoinis. The first ODI of the three-match series will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on November 27.