Dhoni backs Kohli to find his batting touch

2015 World Cup

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is backing batsman Virat Kohli to soon find his best form as they gear up to take on co-hosts Australia in the World Cup semi-finals in Sydney on Thursday.

Kohli started the tournament with a scintillating century in India's comfortable 76-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan, but has since not gone passed the 50 run mark in his next six innings.

The middle-order batsman has got starts in almost every match though, with three scores in the thirties and two in the forties, and Dhoni thinks a big score is around the corner.

The India skipper said: "I don't think he has batted badly. When he has got an opportunity he has scored runs. I don't think there has been any poor shot selection. He is a dominant batsman who likes playing his shots when he goes in to bat."

Kohli came into the global event on the back of a prolific four-match Test series against Australia where he scored 692 runs and averaged 86.50, including four centuries.

Dhoni continued: "Everybody relating his performance with the test series and expecting a hundred in every innings from him. It's quite difficult but at the same time I feel it is important to keep focusing on the process.

"It's just around the corner and big players always score in big games."

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