Reportedly west indies coach Phil Simmons says his bowlers will have to avoid being "too scared" of virat kohli when they take on india in a limited-overs series starting friday as it will make the already difficult task of getting the indian skipper out, tougher. When stating that kohli is a "difficult proposition" to dismiss, Simmons jovially listed some out of the box ideas to get the prolific batsman out. india and the west indies will play three t20 Internationals followed by three one-dayers starting here on Friday.
He said "One, I can make him bat with a stump. Two, we can sign a book and in the ODIs, we can give him a 100 and bowl at the rest of the players or we can make sure that our plans to him are spot on". He added "We can make sure that the bowlers don't get too scared of him. But in the end, maybe two can bowl at him at the same time. You never know what can happen but it's a difficult proposition to get virat kohli out".
Furthermore admitting that india are not an easy team to beat anywhere in the world, the 56 year old former all-rounder called on his players to utilize their past experiences to get the better of kohli and his men. Simmons said "Last year we had some T20s and ODIs in india and we weren't miles apart. We had one game where I think we were tied. So we weren't that far apart".