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No problems with Kumble and don't spread rumours, says Kohli

04 June 2017, 06:05 | Jackie Morgan

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While Rohit Sharma will be playing his first worldwide match after more than six months, Shikhar Dhawan will look to relive his performance during the 2013 edition, when he was in the form of his life winning "Man of the Tournament" award. Bowl first and India may have won the game at the halfway mark if they score big. "It's completely calm. It's wonderful".

"It's the outside noise that there is". Within the dressing room, it is unbelievably calm, unbelievably focused and very, very excited for the challenge that presents itself Sunday. You should be good enough to handle a cricket ball, no matter whom you play.

"Today, we were short, we were sharp".

He did acknowledge that differences and disagreements could exist in cricket, but said that they were a sign of progress. They held protests, and burned effigies of players ...

Win the toss. Win the match: the team that has won the toss has won eight out of nine games. "It's human nature. When you don't know about something completely, don't spread rumours and speculate, just focus on cricket", he said. So I never ever experienced that. When I don't think, I can carry on with life.

"People expect a lot more from you when you play Pakistan".

His contract expires after the end of the Champions Trophy but many have questioned the wisdom of the Board of Control for Cricket in India's decision to advertise Kumble's job a week before the one-day worldwide tournament starts. We've got the swing and hustle and end swing of Hasan (Ali). "However, recent history and the depth of the India squad gives it a slight edge heading into the game", Afridi wrote in a recently published column on the International Cricket Council (ICC) website.

"I'm sure all the other teams don't put more price on one game than another".

He bowls what I call the "Pakistani Yorker" nearly at will.

Arthur was convinced that would be key to their chances against a powerful India top order.

"I think in India there is a lack of patience". "Gone are the days of just containing through the middle, gone are the days of just soaking up pressure. I didn't sleep the night before the match because I was constantly thinking about what people would say and how they would react if we were to lose", Harbhajan said. Pakistan's batting line-up seldom kept bowlers up through the night but the wicketkeeper no longer has the bowlers at his disposal that his counterparts of old had in their ranks. Also, much is expected from bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim. "We've got an off-spinner (Shoaib Malik)".

Kumble's one-year contract with the Indian team expires after the Champions Trophy and six probable candidates (including Kumble) are already shortlisted for the role.

Umesh Yadav has more zip in his bowling after a successful Test season but Mohammed Shami has a variety of skill in his repertoire to trouble the best batsmen.

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