By Graham Hardcastle
It is still seven weeks before Virat Kohli turns up at North Marine Road with Surrey, but Yorkshire are already doing their homework in a bid to bring down the Indian superstar.
Kohli heads to Scarborough, or Scarbados if you prefer, for the final game of three as Surrey’s short-term overseas player in the Specsavers County Championship between June 25-28.
Yorkshire’s games there are always eagerly anticipated occasions, with this adding an extra edge to things for players and not just punters.
Thankfully, the White Rose have a bit of inside knowledge they can call upon in the form of their own India overseas player, Che Pujara.
“We’ve already spoken to Puj about how to get him out,” revealed in-form new ball seamer Ben Coad.
“But I might keep that a secret!
“No, seriously, he’s just said ‘Keep it off his legs’. That seems to be the key. Make him come to you and play a patience game with him.
“I think it will be a bit easier for us at Scarborough with good carry, swing and it nipping around a bit. But he’s a quality player, and we’ll just have to see what we can do.”