Virat Kohli not New Zealand’s only concern: Ross Taylor wary of Rohit and Dhawan

first_img Akshay Ramesh NapierJanuary 21, 2019UPDATED: January 21, 2019 12:26 IST Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma scored a century each in India’s 2-1 win in an ODI series in Australia earlier this month (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia will play New Zealand in a five-match ODI series from January 23Virat Kohli’s men arrived in Auckland on Sunday ahead of the first ODI in NapierRoss Taylor will be one of India’s major threats in the upcoming series as the veteran has been in fine formNew Zealand’s batting mainstay Ross Taylor has insisted the hosts’ fast bowlers will have their work cut out against a top-quality Indian batting unit in the upcoming five-match ODI series, starting January 23 in Napier.Taylor, who is expected to lead New Zealand’s challenge with the bat, also heaped praise on India captain Virat Kohli, calling him “the best one-day player going around”. However, the veteran batsman has warned his team against focussing too much on Kohli, saying India have two top quality opening batsmen in Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.India arrived in Auckland on Sunday ahead of the first ODI which will be played in Napier on Wednesday. The visitors are high on confidence after having started the World Cup year with a historic series win in Australia.Kohli was once again at the thick of things as he led India’s fightback in Adelaide in the second ODI after a series-opening defeat in Sydney against Australia. The top-ranked ODI batsman scored 104 as India successfully gunned down a 299-run target before sealing the decider in Melbourne on Friday.A smile is the best way to unwind. Kohli (@imVkohli) January 21, 2019Apart from Kohli, Rohit Sharma also showed signs of peak form when he slammed a daddy hundred in a losing cause in the first ODI. Meanwhile, veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni has seemingly hit form as he walked away with Man of the Series with three successive half-centuries.Kohli best one-day player going around: Tayloradvertisement”Kohli’s a sensational player, probably the best one day player going round – easily, really,” Taylor was quoted as saying by Stuff on Monday.”It’s easy to get caught up in him, but they’ve got two pretty good openers up the top in [Rohit] Sharma and co to come out before Kohli gets in. [Shikhar] Dhawan’s got a very good record as well. I’m sure the fast bowlers will have their work cut out.”India are expected to face a stiffer challenge than they did in Australia as history isn’t in favour of the touring side. The Asian giants have managed to win only one series in seven attempts. They were beaten 4-0 in a five-match series on their last tour in 2013-14 season.Ross Taylor is expected to be one of the major threats to Kohli’s visiting side as the veteran Black Caps batsman has been in fine form over the last 12 months. Since 2018, Taylor has scored at an average of 92 in 13 ODIs.Taylor scored 281 runs, including a century and two half-centuries, in their 3-0 defeat of Sri Lanka earlier this month. The good news for New Zealand is that Taylor has deemed himself fit for the upcoming series against India despite suffering a finger injury during a T20I against Sri Lanka in Auckland. Reuters Photo”I have played a few internationals now and understand my role in the team. I’ve worked on my game and try and rotate the strike early and be as busy as I can. Different shots against spinners at different stages have maybe evolved my game in a positive way,” Taylor said.”But you’re still human and you still have to start again, and it’s exciting against India.”Also Read | MS Dhoni eyes Sachin Tendulkar’s record in New Zealand after hitting form in AustraliaAlso Read | New Zealand tough side but it will be advantage India: Madan LalAlso Read | Michael Bevan finished matches with fours, MS Dhoni does so with sixes: Ian ChappellAlso Read | Virat Kohli is the greatest-ever ODI batsman, says Michael ClarkeAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs New ZealandFollow Ross TaylorFollow Virat KohliFollow Rohit SharmaFollow India cricket teamFollow Shikhar Dhawan Virat Kohli not New Zealand’s only concern: Ross Taylor wary of Rohit and DhawanIndia tour of New Zealand 2019: Seasoned campaigner Ross Taylor, who has been in sublime scoring form, said he is looking forward to the challenge of facing India in the upcoming five-match ODI series.advertisementlast_img read more


Snow Peak Launched a Slim Iron Grill Table and We Can’t Wait to Get One

first_imgSnow Peak knows how to make great outdoor gear. And not just serviceable, utilitarian camping gear like you’d find at your local Cabela’s — we’re talking some serious, hard-wearing, but beautiful in its simplicity camping gear. We’re huge fans of Snow Peak and we are not alone — the brand is a cult favorite nearly everywhere, from its home in Japan to the hills and forests of the American Pacific Northwest.This month, Snow Peak added to its repertoire of outdoor cooking gear, apparel, tents, and convenient iron grill tables, a thinner, lighter (but just as durable and good-looking) Iron Grill Table Slim. 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Next How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep Editors’ Recommendations Previous The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Made from stainless steel and natural teak wood, the Snow Peak has taken its larger, more fatherly Iron Grill Table and streamlined it for a far more portable and utilitarian iteration with collapsible legs for easy storage and removable inserts that allow for switching in and out of burners, barbecues, and cutting boards. Great for anything from car camping to picnics to hanging out in your own backyard, the IGT Slim offers a place to sit, cook, and commune in nature. And, while the price for this little table seems a bit on the hefty side, just remember that it will literally last your entire lifetime (or longer). You could pass the Snow Peak IGT Alim down to your grandson in 30 years and it will still be as functional then as it is today.Get ItRecommended InsertsWhat good is the table without its accessories?Cutting Board (Set L) – $56It’s always nice to have a clean, stable surface for slicing and dicing in the wild. With this cutting board insert, chopping potatoes for a hobo hash has never been easier.See ItBaja Burner – $180Small, compact, and powerful, the Baja burner is the one-flame wonder that acts as the perfect cooking complement to your campfire.See ItDouble BBQ Box – $250This accessory will pretty much take up your entire IGT Slim, but for barbecue bros around the country, that’s totally acceptable.See ItFor more information on Snow Peak’s IGT line, check out our review of the full-size dining table version here. 1 of 3 The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Nowlast_img read more


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