Dilshan cautions team to devise plan to stop Kohli

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Published: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 12:11 [IST]
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'Need to devise a game plan for Kohli'

New Delhi, Aug 14: Sri Lanka opener Tillakaratne Dilshan has said the team needs to devise a plan to stop India's Virat Kohli who is in great form over the last few years, ahead of ICC World T20 that is due to begin next month.

Dilshan has cautioned his team to come up with a game plan against Kohli as he has been outstanding over the last few seasons. The two centuries against Sri Lanka in the recently concluded ODI series was just a sample.

Though Lanka doesn't feature in the same group, Dilshan feels they need to come up with a game plan to stop Kohli as they might have to face India in the Super Eight stage or in the later stages.

"We are not meeting them in the first round. If we have to meet India in the Super Eights or the semifinals then we have to plan against him," said Dilshan.

Dilshan lauded his RCB team mate, and said the youngster has been doing a fabulous job since the World Cup last year.

"He is batting really well not just the last month but since the 2011 World Cup. He is scoring heavily and enjoying a great form. He is one of the best young players I have ever seen. For me, if he continues to bat like this then it's not easy to get him out."

Dilshan also revealed that though the team had devised a game plan for him, it was very difficult to dismiss Virat Kohli as he went on to score two centuries against Sri Lanka in the recently concluded series.

"We planned for him in the recently played series but it was not easy to get him out. Twenty20 is a different format as compared to 50-over. He is a fantastic player and playing really good cricket at the moment," the Sri Lankan added.


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