Watch: Virat Kohli, Anushkha Sharma hang out with friends in Nottingham

first_imgVirat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma were spotted hanging out with some friends in Nottingham ahead of India’s first One Day International against England.The power couple has been spotted together going out on walks and enjoying coffee in England. They rarely get a lot of time together otherwise.India toured Ireland in June for two T20Is which they won. They then returned to England to play a three-match T20I series which they won 2-1. India will also play England in a three-match ODI series in July and a five-match Test series in August.Anushka joined Kohli after India returned to England from Ireland. On Sunday, when India wrapped up the T20I series over England with a comprehensive victory, Anushka was seen hugging Kohli.She has attended all three T20 matches against England and was seen in the company of Sakshi Dhoni and wives of other India cricketers.Kohli, one of the busiest cricketers in the world and Anushka, a high-profile actor and producer, spend a lot of time away to honour their professional commitments.advertisementDuring the IPL, Anushka attended a few of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s matches.Kohli and Anushka had tied the knot in December last year in Tuscany. After two reception parties in Delhi and Mumbai, they flew down to South Africa for a honeymoon before the Test series got underway.Day out with my beauty! @AnushkaSharma Kohli (@imVkohli) July 10, 2018Kohli was in outstanding form in South Africa, scoring 871 runs across formats. He then took a break and missed the Nidahas Trophy before returning to the field for RCB. He was later scheduled to play for Surrey in June but pulled out with a neck injury.The 29-year-old India captain has been quiet with the bat so far but that is because he has experimented with the line-up, giving plenty of chances to KL Rahul up the order.Kohli will be back leading the Indian team in a three-match ODI series against England starting Thursday in Nottingham.Fresh from their T20I series win, an upbeat India will be looking to continue with the momentum when they take on the hosts in the first ODI at Trent Bridge.The Kohli-led side won the recently concluded T20I series 2-1 and the team management hopes for another valuable performance by the team.Happy birthday Mahi Bhai. God bless you. Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2018With the ODI World Cup scheduled to be held here next year, the three-match series will also give Kohli and his teammates a fair idea of the playing condition in England.The Indian team carries a deep batting line-up with most of their batsman in good touch with the willow. While both Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul slammed a century each in the T20I series, Kohli twice missed out on a chance to score a fifty.Suresh Raina, who replaced an unfit Ambati Rayudu, and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will once again provide depth to the batting order while all-rounder Hardik Pandya too has the ability to demolish any bowling attack.In the bowling department, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will once again be the key. Kuldeep has claimed 20 wickets in his last eight ODIs while Chahal scalped 24 wickets in his last ten outings.Apart from the duo, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will share the new ball.On the other hand, hosts England, would try to leave the T20I series defeat behind and will take some motivation from the ODI series against Australia, where the Eoin Morgan-led side had crushed the visitors 6-0.It was the same ground where England scripted a world record in ODI history after putting 481/6 on board against Australia recently.Like India, the hosts’ batting line-up also runs deep with the likes of Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Morgan and Ben Stokes.With the ball, spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali will be a major threat to the visitors.The pace attack will once again rely on the shoulders of Liam Plunkett, Stokes, David Willey and Mark Wood, depending on who all feature in the playing XI on Thursday.advertisement(With inputs from IANS)last_img

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