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Virat will bounce back into form in Champions Trophy: Kapil

Virat will bounce back into form in Champions Trophy: Kapil

And he wonders if bowlers changing from the Indian Premier League to the Champions Trophy may struggle.

"I don't know how the pitches are going to behave and the weather is during that period, that's something we need to find out on the match day", he added.

The Perth-born ace has now bowled and support staff from Cricket Australia have declared him fit and ready to play in the tournament which begins in England on June 1.

The former captain also heaped praises on the all-rounder duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, rating them better than most of yesteryear cricketers.

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Ajinkya Rahane, who has struggled for form in IPL 10, scored an impressive half-century in Rising Pune Supergiant's win over Mumbai Indians in the IPL Qualifier 1 on Tuesday.

"Going into the ICC Champions Trophy, where the top bowlers will be expected to bowl their quota of 10 overs, (it) will pose unique kind of challenge in terms of the bowlers not having had enough of a workload".

"Rahane has shown time and again that he has the ability and temperament (to score runs). Just sometimes one knock can change the thought process, and I hope he will be much confident now (after the fifty), than the day before".

Kapil also welcomed the presence of veterans MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh in the team and said their vast experience would stand the team in good stead.

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"The challenge for both Tim and Mitch is bowling 5-6 over spells that they most likely will in England, " Bond said.

"Rohit Sharma has been batting in the middle order for us (Mumbai Indians) and Aaron finch for the Gujarat Lions, and both of them will need to re-adjust to play against the new ball, in English conditions, when they open for their respective countries. Their experience can come into the game", he added.

Ask Kapil if the head-to-head record against Pakistan will have any effect on the upcoming clash, the 58-year-old said: "Don't think there will be any such pressure on India". "The Indian team obviously looks far better and they are playing cricket which is among the best at this stage". They have everything to gain and they are the underdogs.

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