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Adam Gilchrist doesn’t consider Virat Kohli vs Mitchell Starc much of a contest

Kohli by far holds the edge over Starc as the left-arm pacer could dismiss him only twice in all of their faceoffs.

Virat Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

With one of the most exciting Test series in prospect, India vs Australia will be a battle to outdo the opposition amidst having control over emotions and to perform to the best of your abilities. While many reckon this is India’s best chance to win a Test series in Australia, first in their history, hopes rest on Virat Kohli to continue his rich vein of form from his last tour down under.

The series has been touted as a clash between Virat and Australia’s premier pacer Mitchell Starc, whereas former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist has a different take on this contest. Gilchrist though rates Kohli as the best batsman in the world at the moment, believes he will face a tougher challenge from other Australian bowlers who would be raring to go in the series.

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Not just about Virat vs Starc

One of Australia’s most successful cricketer of all times, Gilchrist doesn’t agree that this series should be viewed merely as a Virat vs Starc battle. He is of the views that other Australian quicks are equally capable of troubling Virat despite his spectacular records against the Aussies in this part of the world.

“I don’t see this as a Starc vs Virat challenge really. I think Pat Cummins is outstanding and Josh Hazlewood is almost McGrath like with his methodic, repetitious bowling. So there are three guys there and there are a couple in the wings. They are high-quality fast bowlers,” he was quoted as saying by TimesNow.

Kohli by far holds the edge over Starc as the left-arm pacer could dismiss him only twice in all of their faceoffs.

“So yeah, I don’t intend to single out Virat although clearly, he is the best player at the moment, so India will look to him to score heavily, but they are all going to have their challenges which is also true for Australian batting line-up,” Gilchrist added.

The four-match Test series is scheduled to begin on December 6 with the first Test slated to be played at Adelaide, a venue which has produced some of the better results for India in the past.

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