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County cricket stint will help improve my game: Virat Kohli

Kohli said that his stint with county cricket will help improve his game on a challenging scale and can help him prepare for the tour of England later on in July.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: April 19, 2018 21:11 IST ]
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Virat Kohli likely to play in County Cricket

Team India skipper Virat Kohli feels that playing county cricket in England ahead of their tour later this summer will help improve his game against the Brits.

The Board of Control for Cricket of India (BCCI) had last month granted permission to the 29-year old batsman to play county cricket as a preparation method before the long tour.

Kohli said that his stint with county cricket will help improve his game on a challenging scale.

"Playing county cricket will help me improve my game," Kohli told a news channel.

"I think it makes things more challenging and more competitive and there are no guarantees whether you are going to do well even if you go in advance.

"It's just about giving yourself more opportunity to get used to the conditions that you are not used to."

Kohli does not have a good record in England in Tests, managing just 134 runs in five Tests at 13.40 during the 2014 tour.

The 29-year-old batsman, currently skippering Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been strongly linked to Surrey but a deal has not been confirmed.

Two of India's senior Test players, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma, are already playing county cricket for Yorkshire and Sussex respectively.

In England, India have one four-day warm-up match against Essex at Chelmsford, ahead of the five-match Test series which begins on August 1.

(With IANS Inputs)

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