Wood is fit and firing after being rested for the recent T20 series against Kohli’s men, which England lost 2-1.
But Wood is aiming to help Eoin Morgan’s team reverse their fortunes in the three-match ODI series by bringing Kohli to his knees.
India’s captain has a poor record against England in England, averaging just 32 in ODIs and 13 in Tests compared to his career marks of 58 and 53 in each respective format.
And Wood is hoping he can continue his knack of picking up big wickets when the series starts in Nottingham.
“I haven’t bowled against him yet – I keep missing India with injury,” said Wood. “But for me, in big games, I’ve managed to get big wickets; there has been Kane Williamson, Steve Smith, David Warner, Faf du Plessis, people like that.
“I’ve managed to get big wickets so I’m hoping that a sort of huge player like Kohli will focus me again and I can try to get him out.
“I enjoy the challenge, it’s almost like I’ve got nothing to lose. I want to show people how good I can be and get this guy out.
“There’s no doubt he’s a phenomenal player and he may well get the better of me but I’ll be trying my hardest to give him everything I’ve got.”
England head into this series as the No1-ranked one-day team, with India just behind them in second.
And Wood added: “It’s a big series. I think India always want to be the best team in everything so it’ll be a good test to really show them how good we are in our conditions.”
Source : EXPRESS