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I don’t know how we are going to get Kohli out: Moeen Ali

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CHENNAI: England all-rounder Moeen Ali doesn’t know how they are going to tackle Virat Kohli in the upcoming Tests against India and feels the batting maestro will be extra motivated to fire after missing his team’s incredible triumph in Australia.

Kohli, who had returned home after the opening Test debacle against Australia for the birth of his child, is back to captain the side in the four-match series against England, beginning here on February 5.

“How do we get him out He’s obviously an amazing player, world-class, he’s very motivated to do well and I’m sure he’ll be even more motivated after they did well in Australia and he had to leave for the birth of his child,” Moeen told reporters during a video conference.

“I don’t know how we’re going to get him out because I don’t think he has any sort of weakness but we have a good bowling attack, some pace in the line-up.

“He’s a great guy and a good friend of mine – we don’t talk too much about cricket. We do a little bit but not too much.”

Back in the fold after recovering from COVID-19, Moeen said he has still got “match-winning performances” in him and is ready to take on India.

Besides the Tests, India and England will play three ODIs and five T20Is.

Moeen said playing Test cricket is his “biggest motivation” and he has “little targets”, which he wants to achieve in the upcoming series.

“Whether or not I get picked is another matter … in terms of being ready to play, I think I’ll be fine to play, I’ll be ready. I’ve waited long enough,” he said.

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