IPL 2017: Virat Kohli To Targets On Chasing In IPL Season-10

Indian skipper Virat Kohli  is greedy to make a comeback in the 10th edition of the IPL [Indian Premier League]. With their big-hitting batsmen back in the mix, RCB [Royal Challengers Bangalore] would prefer chasing targets, says captain Kohli, who is set to play versus Mumbai Indians [MI] in Bengaluru on Friday. A shoulder injury sustained during the Australia Test series ruled the flamboyant batsman out of the first two matches while AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle played a game each as Royal Challengers Bangalore opted to set target in the first two matches.

 

"Now with me coming back and all specialist batsmen playing, the thinking might change back again. Bangalore has generally been a ground where you can chase down high totals and tomorrow being a day game obviously that really matters a lot because under the lights the wicket is better during the day time," Kohli said ahead of clash against Mumbai Indians [MI].

The skipper affirmed on winning the away matches to go deep in the tournament.

"We know we play good cricket at home but last year we won really some good matches away from home and that is why we reached the final, so in order to do that, that is the most important thing factor in IPL, we need to win away games. That is something that we will stay in focus for us through the season if we want to make it to play-offs."

Virat Kohli hinted that he may play both De Villiers and Gayle on Friday and have middle-order Kedar Jadhav keep wickets.

"Chris has always been a priority for us in the past so many seasons. Last game was a scenario where AB came in, Watto came in and other two guys were bowling well. I think that is why Chris was left out in the last game, but yes what works for us in Bangalore we would definitely go with the strongest combination possible. Chris is the top contender for us to be playing the home games for us," Kohli made it clear.

"Once you travel with the team, there is a lot happening and to focus on one guy is not fair. So you rather stay away and then do your work. I just wanted to let the guys focus on their game and then do their work on the sidelines," adding that he actually liked staying away from limelight.

"Actually, I enjoyed staying away from it a little bit, not having a camera sitting in the dugout, so I think it was quite refreshing. It was a good break for me."

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