India vs Australia: Virat Kohli says he is open to bat at No. 4

first_imgIndia vs Australia: Virat Kohli says he is open to bat at No. 4India vs Australia, ODIs: India captain Virat Kohli also said the upcoming season of Indian Premier League will not influence selection for the 2019 World Cupadvertisement Asian News International HyderabadMarch 1, 2019UPDATED: March 1, 2019 16:02 IST Virat Kohli will be keen on leading India to a series win against Australia in the ODIs (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli has said his game doesn’t change much from No. 3 to No. 4We need to have a solid team (for the World Cup) before we head into IPL: KohliVirat Kohli also talked up KL Rahul’s chances of making the World Cup squadIndia skipper Virat Kohli on Friday said based on the requirement of the team, he will be “more than happy to bat at number four” in the World Cup, beginning May 30.”I’ve batted a lot of times at number four. I don’t necessarily try it out as I’ve done that a lot in the past. My game doesn’t change much from number three to four because the template is quite similar. In any given situation I try to play the game I know,” Kohli said on the eve of ODI series against Australia.When asked whether the Indian Premier League (IPL) will influence the World Cup selection, Kohli said he doesn’t see anything changing with how the IPL goes for any player.”I don’t see IPL influencing the World Cup selection. That would be very radical analysis. We need to have a solid team before we head into IPL. We need to be clear as to what we want during the World Cup. If one or two players don’t have a good IPL season, it doesn’t mean picture for World Cup will change,” he pointed out.Snapshots from training session on 1st ODI eve in Hyderabad #TeamIndia #INDvAUS @Paytm pic.twitter.com/o2244oniTl BCCI (@BCCI) March 1, 2019Talking about the bowling options for the 50-over world tournament, India skipper said, “bowlers will depend on the opposition we will play, considering who will be more effective against the batsmen of other team”.He further said, “If conditions are seaming then it will be more pace dominating along with Hardik (Pandya) who is the all-rounder in the team. It is all about the combinations. I don’t see one ahead of the other. Both (Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav) of them together are the strongest spin bowling partners in the world at the moment. Our success in these couple of years is mainly because of these two guys and their impact in the middle overs and their ability to pick wickets for us.”advertisementKohli talks up Rahul’s chances of making World Cup squadWhen quipped if KL Rahul will make it to the World Cup squad, Kohli said when Rahul plays he operates at different level, adding inpatches over the last season he has performed brilliantly.”He (Rahul) can keep batting like that. It’s difficult to find a consistent batsman who can play good cricketing shots and still win you games. It’s a rare ability and I think he’s all the shorts. He can build on this and get some more innings under his belt. He’s made strong case for himself in the World Cup,” he said.India will host Australia for a five-match ODI series to bring the curtain down on their international season ahead of the World Cup.The first game is scheduled on March 2 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.”Both the teams know each other very well. Australia has better idea of playing in Indian conditions because of their number of players playing in the IPL. So, we have to be our absolute best. Nothing can be taken lightly,” Kohli said.Also Read | Playing to win series vs Australia or else I’ll leave the ball to hit the stumps: Virat KohliAlso Read | MS Dhoni hit on forearm during net session ahead of 1st ODIAlso Read | India assess World Cup build-up against depleted champions in ODI seriesAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Virat KohliFollow KL RahulFollow IPL 2019Follow 2019 Cricket Worldlast_img read more

6 Best Ski Resorts in the U.S. this Season

first_imgFor many, skiing is a hobby — a favorite activity or a weekend getaway. For others, it’s a way of life. It’s a reason for living.Some ski resorts are famous for their quaint town shops, some their epic terrain, and some their deep, fluffy powder. Whatever your drug of choice, there are some epic places to ski in the United States. Here are the six best ski resorts in the U.S. to bomb powder stashes and ripping up the corduroy.Steamboat Ski ResortSteamboat Springs, ColoradoSteamboatFamous for its “Champagne Powder,” Steamboat Ski Resort just outside of Steamboat Springs has plenty of skiing and other activities to enjoy. Get a free night of skiing the first day you arrive by showing your flight boarding pass. In the morning, check out the famous runs Closet and Shadows when the powder is flowing.If you ever get bored of the 2,964 acres of skiing, you can check out the snowmobile tours and the two-person roller coaster. Just a few miles down the road, relax sore muscles in the Strawberry Park Hot Springs.Stay: Antlers at Christie BaseAprès: T-BarTelluride Ski ResortTelluride, ColoradoTellurideConsistently rated one of the top places in ski in the U.S., Telluride Ski Resort has it all; tons of snow, short lines, and massive terrain are just a few of the perks.When you need a break from skiing, have a drink at the 12,000-foot-high Alpino Vino, the highest restaurant in North America. The view won’t disappoint seeing as you’re surrounded by the highest concentration of 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks on the continent. Wandering around in town is like going back in time to a Victorian mining town with only the essential modern conveniences like fast ski lifts. The nearest stoplight is 45 miles away.Stay: New Sheridan HotelAprès: OakAlta Ski AreaAlta, UtahAltaSince the invention of snowboards, skiers and snowboarders have fought over which is better. Most resorts allow both, but if you’re looking for somewhere to ski in peace, check out Alta Ski Area in Utah, just outside of Salt Lake City.One of the oldest ski areas in the country, the first lift was started in 1939. Amenities aren’t as numerous as other resorts but the number of options is growing, such as the slick-looking Snowpine Lodge. Shopping isn’t the focus when you go to Alta; skiing is. The resort has some of the most challenging in-bounds skiing in the country.Stay: Snowpine LodgeAprès: Shallow ShaftSugarloafCarrabassett Valley, MaineJamie Walter/SugarloafTo give the eastern U.S. some love, we head over to Maine and Sugarloaf Mountain. With 1400 skiable acres and 200 inches of snowfall per year, Sugarloaf is the second-largest resort east of the Mississippi and offers the only lift-serviced, above-treeline skiing in the area. Get above the trees and ski the wide open snowfields for something different.Stay: Sugarloaf Village CondosAprès: 45 NorthBreckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridge, ColoradoBreckenridge/FacebookAbout 80 miles from Denver, the town of Breckenridge is home to one of the most popular ski resorts in the western hemisphere. The 2,908-acre resort with 34 lifts and 187 trails can lift 46,800 people per hour. Most of the beginner terrain is near the bottom with intermediate just above that.The highest chairs like the Kensho and Imperial Express lead to black and double black diamond playgrounds. Hike a little bit further and you can ski from 13,000-foot peaks all the way to down. If the altitude gets to you, visit one of three oxygen rental shops in town.Stay: The Lodge at BreckenridgeAprès: Base Nine BarAspen SnowmassAspen, ColoradoAspen Snowmass/FacebookIf you’re looking for as much skiing as you can possibly do on one lift pass, check out Aspen. You get access to four mountains, each with their own personalities. Buttermilk is great for beginners. Beginners and intermediates will do well at Snowmass. Experts only need try Aspen Mountain and Highlands; Aspen Mountain doesn’t have a single green run.After hitting the famous steep mogul runs, switch gears for shopping on the main street. The quaint, Victorian-style ski town houses Prada, Gucci and Ralph Lauren shops. Neither the shops or the lift passes are cheap, but what’s the price on the some of the best skiing in the country?Stay: The Little NellAprès: Aspen Highlands Alehouse The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Deep Sleep: The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States 7 Mountain Bike Destinations to Put On Your Bucket List There’s Never a Bad Time to Visit Whistler, the Four-Season Outdoor Playground Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more