World Twenty20: Virat Kohli raring to get back into action

India's World Twenty20 campaign starts on March 21 when they take on arch-rivals Pakistan at Mirpur.

updated: March 13, 2014 16:12 IST
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Explosive India batsman Virat Kohli is eager to get back into action with the World Twenty20 beginning in Bangladesh March 16. India play their opener against arch-rivals Pakistan March 21. "Well rested. Time to get back to the grind now!" Kohli tweeted Thursday.

The Delhi-born is the highest-ranked batsman in One-Day International (ODI) and is also the top-ranked Indian in Twenty20 Internationals at No.4.

Kohli reclaimed the number one position in the latest ICC Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, which were released on Sunday after the conclusion of the Asia Cup. Kohli had entered the Asia Cup, trailing top ranked South African batsman AB de Villiers by two rating points.

India failed to reach the finals of the Asia Cup earlier this month at the same venue as they lost two of their round-robin matches to eventual champions Sri Lanka and Pakistan. India could only beat minnows Afghanistan and Bangladesh in the league stage but that was not good enough for them to advance to the finals.

The Indian team for the Twenty20 World Cup will leave for Bangladesh on Friday with their first match slated on March 21 at Mirpur. India had won the inaugural edition of the Twenty20 World Cup in 2007 in South Africa.

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