Sydney: Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis said that Virat Kohli gives 100 per cent on the field every time and his team is preparing in the same manner to meet the challenge of the Indian captain.
Kohli, however, will return to India on paternity leave after six limited-overs matches and the opening Test match to be played in Adelaide.
Marcus Stoinis said, ‘Don’t worry about Virat. He gives his everything in every match. Maybe there will be extra motivation, but I don’t think there is any additional motivation beyond 110 percent ‘.
He said, ‘see. I am sure he (Kohli) will be ready to go (India). He is going home for the birth of his child, which in my opinion is the right decision. So I am sure he will be extra inspired ‘.
Marcus Stoinis said that coach Justin Langer and his team would have complete strategy to counter the Indian captain, one of the best batsmen of white ball cricket.
He said, ‘We definitely know about our strategies. We have worked on such a scheme in the past, and many times the plan was not successful and he managed to score runs.
The all-rounder, who took 13 wickets in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League with 352 runs, said that he would like to repeat this performance in the limited-overs series against India starting on 27 November.
He said, ‘Hopefully I will keep that (IPL) rhythm, things have not changed much’.
The Delhi Capitals player said that it was beneficial for Ricky Ponting to be in his IPL team as a coach.