virat kohli: India vs Australia: Will have “a little” advantage over Virat Kohli in the first test, says Josh Hazlewood | Cricket news

NEW DELHI: Having fired virat Kohli three times in the three-game ODI series, Josh hazlewood says he will have a bit of a psychological advantage in the test series starting December 17 at the Adelaide Oval. However, the Australian bowler has refused to admit that he has the wood in the Indian pattern.
Hazlewood said Sunday that the pink ball test, the only one Kohli plays during the series before returning home to attend the birth of her son, will be a new beginning.
“No, I don’t think so (I have wood on him). I’ve had some luck against him lately on the cue ball thing. I mean you take a bit of the following format. But I guess it’s pretty much a new beginning. It is a different story with the pink ball but obviously he scored a few runs on the red ball last time, “Hazlewood told reporters.

The fast pitcher, who caught Kohli twice in the middle of the wicket and caught once behind, said it is crucial to start well against the talisman India batter.
“I think it is crucial to start well against him. We have only (managed) (played) for two innings in the (first) test. It is crucial to start well and hopefully nullify his effect on those innings.” he said.
Hazlewood also spoke about the challenges of bowling with the pink ball at the first exam, saying that Australians will prefer bowling under the lights to gain an advantage, as the ball tends to move more under the lights.
“Yeah, obviously, I think the game moves very fast at night compared to day, especially when the rapids are playing,” Hazlewood said.
However, he conceded that the advantage depends on the type of ball, new or old, a team uses and stressed the need to be tactically smart with the pink ball.

“But it depends on the type (new or old ball) you have. If you have a new ball at night, if we go back to when we played England, Jimmy (James Anderson) and Broady (Stuart Broad) were spinning on the corners at night. and the game moved very fast, “said the Australian bowler, referring to Adelaide’s day-night test in December 2017 when England bowlers Anderson and Chris Woakes eliminated the four best Australian batsmen in the session. after dinner on the third day.
“As opposed to that, when you have an old ball at night with two hitters on, it can flow pretty freely, if that makes sense. It all depends on when the new ball comes along.”
He also said that hitting first can be an advantage in a day-night event.
“I guess if you hit first, you’re pushing the game forward, you can dictate the times when you get the first ball and when you get the second new ball at different times. So you’re playing tactics,” he added.