Indian skipper Virat Kohli has stated that the experience factor is much better now than in the squad in 2018, and also valued the preparations going really well this time. India hasn’t been able to win in England in their previous two tours but has conquered twice in Australia continuously. This will be the best opportunity for India to rewrite the history from the previous tours.
India has a quality bowling attack at the moment to take 20 wickets in those conditions and they have covered all bases. They have enough experience in the middle order and Virat Kohli will be desperate to win his first test series as captain in England.
“We Will Have Enough Players To Raise Their Hands Up” – Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli backed the Indian team to do well than in the previous tours of England with the preparations going on really well for the tour and the experience part. India has been in England for the last two months and has played a three-day warm-up game ahead of the test series. Kohli was confident that there are enough experienced players to put their hands up in difficult situations.
“We are definitely much better prepared than we have been in the past. The players, who were inexperienced in 2018 are now more experienced. Yes, there will be failures but we will have enough players to raise their hands up and be counted in pressure situations.” Kohli said in the pre-series conference.
Kohli Stresses On The Damage Control Factor
Kohli notified that controlling the damage in a session that doesn’t go India’s way is going to be the key to winning a series and also revealed that waiting for the opponents to go on the backfoot and using it to their advantage. He added that winning every session is not guaranteed and things could change quickly in test cricket.
“Understanding how to control damage when things are not going your way. Test cricket is all about going through situations and then capitalizing when things turn your way.
“It is because you won’t have all sessions going your way so when things do not favour you as a team, that’s an area we want to keep improving. In the Test matches where we have done that, we have ended up winning,” Kohli added.
Virat Kohli has been going through a century drought in international cricket in the last two years and he will be eager to break that in the upcoming series.