Virat Kohli Statement I virat kohli on not playing four fast bowlers says need to have fast bowling all rounder
- India suffered an 8-wicket defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the World Test Championship final
- Indian captain explained the reason for not giving a chance to the fourth fast bowler
- Kohli said that the team lacks fast bowler all-rounders
Southampton: Team India suffered a crushing 8-wicket defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the World Test Championship final. The Indian team has failed to win a major ICC title since 2013. Despite suffering a humiliating defeat in the WTC final, Virat Kohli exuded confidence that he had put up the best XI on the field.
Kohli on Wednesday said that the Indian team could have handled the field with a different combination, which was the demand of many. He needed a fast bowler all-rounder to maintain the balance of the team. New Zealand had fed four specialist fast bowlers and a fast bowler all-rounder in the form of Colin de Grandhomme. At the same time, India took the field with three fast bowlers and two spinners.
Virat Kohli, however, said that both the spinners would have shown their flair if the weather had allowed for a few more days of cricket. He also said that the team selection was a unanimous decision and took into account the conditions and depth of batting. Kohli said, ‘There was no need to change the team composition. For this, you should also have a fast bowler all-rounder in your team. The combination we played with, we were successful in different conditions around the world.
The Indian captain further said, ‘We all came to the decision that this is the best XI with which we have taken the field. This gave depth to our batting. We wanted to cover all the areas. If we had more time, the wicket would have dried up a little more, the spinners would have done their job. We unanimously signed this playing XI. Hardik Pandya is first remembered as India’s fast bowler all-rounder, who is currently on a tour of Sri Lanka with the Indian team. Hardik Pandya is not bowling and that is why he is out of the team.
Kyle Jameson deserved man of the match
During this, Indian captain Virat Kohli talked about his RCB partner Kyle Jameson. Kohli said the pacer has done exceptionally well and deserves this success because of his style and mannerisms.
Kohli said, “Kyle Jameson is a quality cricketer and he has come into the international stage in a great way. You would know that he bowled in the right places and he is also a good batsman when given the opportunity. I have played cricket with him at RCB and his same behavior was reflected here as well while playing for New Zealand. It was a great match for him and he deserves the man of the match.
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