India vs England, 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli will be countered with short deliveries, says Jake Ball

Cuttack: England pacer Jake Ball is planning to use the short ball to disrupt the rhythm of India skipper Virat Kohli during the second One-Day International to be held at Cuttack's Barabati stadium on Thursday.

File photo of Jake Ball. AP

File photo of Jake Ball. AP

Kohli blasted 122 off 105 balls and forged a 200-run stand with Kedar Jadhav (120) for the fifth wicket after being 63/4 to overhaul a stiff target of 351 in the opening game of the three-match ODI series at Pune.

"I think that under the lights where it may skid on a bit more - you can use the shorter ball a little bit more... But I think it's just trying to mix it up as much as you can... try not to let him get settled and hope he hits one up in the air," Ball told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"He's an unbelievable player. We saw a lot of him in the Tests and he started the ODI series really well.

"We've got plans for him and, hopefully, we can put them into practice in a couple of days' time," said the pacer, who had returned with figures of 3/67 at Pune.


Updated Date: Jan 18, 2017 01:34 AM

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