IND vs NZ WTC Final 2021: Indian captain Virat Kohli has hinted at a change in the Test team after the World Test Championship final defeat at the hands of New Zealand yesterday. He said that after reviewing the performance, right people will be brought who will come with the right mindset for good performance. Although Kohli did not name anyone but said that some players are not showing the spirit to score runs. The performance of the Indian batsmen in the final was very disappointing. Senior batsmen like Cheteshwar Pujara also failed in both the innings. From Kohli’s words, it is believed that some senior players will be given time now and only after performing well in the five-Test series against England will they be able to save their place in the team.
Kohli said in the online press conference after the match, “We will keep introspecting and there will be talks on what needs to be done to make the team strong. We will not follow the same path nor will we wait for a year. If you look at our limited overs team, we have the depth and the players are full of confidence. That’s needed in Test cricket as well.”
need to play fearless
At the same time, Kohli said, “We have to plan afresh by reviewing and understanding what is effective for the team and how we can play fearlessly. We have to bring in the right people who come in with the right mindset to perform well. It is important to continuously improve your performance in the game. Especially when you have been the number one team for many years in a row, then suddenly your level cannot drop.” “We will take these decisions and talk about it,” he said.
Kohli also talked about scoring runs in front of a brilliant bowling attack like New Zealand. He said, “We have to work on how to score runs. We don’t have to let the match get out of our hands. I don’t think there is any technical problem. It’s a matter of awareness and the bowlers to face it fearlessly. The bowlers are not allowed to bowl in one place for a long time provided the ball is not swinging as strongly as it did on the first day.
At the same time, he asked the batsmen to strike a balance between taking planned risks and staying at the crease. He said, “The focus should be on scoring runs, not on worrying about losing wickets. Similarly, you can put pressure on the opposition or else you will play with the fear of getting out. You have to take well-planned risks.”
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