Virat Kohli Says Field Restrictions Won't Help Batsmen in World Cup

India scored big against Sri Lanka in the recent ODIs at home but Virat Kohli feels in grounds outside the sub-continent, field restrictions won't aid batsmen against bowlers.

Updated: November 17, 2014 19:40 IST
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New Delhi: India's premier batsman and stand-in-captain Virat Kohli feels that present field restriction rule is an advantage for batsmen only when they are playing in the sub-continent and it will be a completely different ball game during World Cup in Australia, next year. (Also read: Virat Kohli praises Team India for aggression)

Kohli, who led the team to a 5-0 clean sweep in the just-concluded one-day series against Sri Lanka, was answering in context to the tall scores made by Indian top-order with Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu and the skipper himself helping themselves with a ton each.

"I don't think that only field restrictions (four fielders outside 30-yard circle) should be attributed to the big scores by the batsmen. Yes, field restrictions are helpful but only in India or sub-continental conditions where the pitches are batsman friendly.

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