R Ashwin has backed Virat Kohli to succeed at the 2023 ODI World Cup, saying he will definitely have a blockbuster tournament. India is set to host the World Cup in October.
Ashwin said Kohli is looking very good and will score runs in the global event. The 34-year-old scored a half-century in the final ODI of the three-match series, which India lost 1-2.
“Virat usually converts a fifty into a hundred. But that didn’t happen in the third game of the series. He is going to turn it on in the World Cup, and I am sure about his success,” said Ashwin.
Ashwin said Smith told Ashton Agar to bowl outside the off-stump to tempt the Indian batters.
“I noticed Steve Smith telling Ashton Agar from the first slip to bowl outside the off-stump. He knew that the ball would go to long-off if it held the line and length,” he added.