Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli. Credits: BCCI

The Indian team has won all of their seven matches in the ongoing ICC Test Championship. Virat Kohli-led side is on the top of the points table with 360 points. Thus, they have been the best team but Virat Kohli differs in opinion. India has played two series at home, one against South Africa and one against Bangladesh whereas they had started their ICC Test Championship campaign with the overseas series against the West Indies.

Kohli believes one home and one away series would have been ideal in the ongoing ICC Test Championship. In fact, Kohli had earlier stated that he would have given more points for away wins in ICC Test Championship. Meanwhile, India has looked invincible and won its seventh consecutive Test match – which is their best winning streak.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Credit: BCCI

India is at the top of the points table with 360 points.

“We saw the Ashes, the level of intensity in which that series was played. So it is very difficult to judge a team,” said Kohli after India’s win of an innings and 46 runs.

“A more balanced format would be one series home, one away. We are playing very good cricket but we have played only two Tests away,” said Kohli.

Kohli believes that the team is playing some good cricket however to call they are dominating like no other team would be a bit subjective. Thus, the Indian skipper added that one away and one home series would have kept the balance.

One Home, One Away Series Would Have Been Ideal In ICC Test Championship - Virat Kohli
India celebrates a wicket. Credits: BCCI

“You can praise our team on our performance but to say that we are dominating like no other team is a very subjective thing to think of. We have played three series so far, maybe if four series were two home, two away and we had 300 points than you could have said ‘yes we are playing well.’ We are playing good cricket but I don’t think there should be any tags attached to any team. One home, one away would keep that balance,” added Kohli.

India is a force to reckon with in their own conditions. Virat Kohli will like to replicate the same performance when the Indian team will tour New Zealand for five T20Is, three ODIs and two Test matches in 2020.

 “We will play new Zealand next, now the frame of mind is to get to the next series and not like, ‘we have finished playing at home and let;’s see what happens abroad.’ We are waiting to play Test cricket and I think that mindset has changed and now we know if we play well we can win anywhere in the world. That is a very exciting and a nice feeling to have in the change room,” Kohli added.

India will next take on West Indies in three One Day Internationals and as many T20Is from December 6.

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