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Sanjay Manjrekar thinks India rely too much on skipper Virat Kohli

Manjrerkar believes Indian bowlers will do well in England.


As India’s much-anticipated England tour is about to kick-start in a few weeks, Sanjay Manjrekar has said that the Men-in-Blue are too dependent on skipper Virat Kohli, especially during overseas tours.

However, Manjrerkar believes Indian bowlers will do well in England.

“At home, England is a very beatable side now. It is one of the only top teams that tends to lose at home. So, India has a very good chance. According to me, India’s only concern is its batting. It relies too much on Kohli of late on overseas tours and that issue needs to be addressed. But these observations are not for Asian or sub-continent conditions but for places like England, New Zealand, Australia or South Africa,” Manjrekar told to Sportstar live.

Virat Kohli’s captaincy and Indian team’s strength will be tested in the English country as the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2019 will be played in England.

“In the last trip to South Africa, our bowling was quite impressive. There were occasions when Indian batting could have won games easily. That did not happen. So, I think bowling will be our strength. It was our strength in South Africa as well. With the emergence of (Jasprit) Bumrah as the strike bowler, it has become much stronger,” Manjrekar further said.

“Then, you have top class spinners and a great back-up like Kuldeep Yadav. Batting will need to stand up too. It can’t just be about one man, like in the 90s where (Sachin) was the only Indian batsman who would score runs consistently overseas,” Manjrekar concluded.