New Delhi Indian captain Virat Kohli said on Thursday that India would try to win the Test matches against England instead of focusing on the World Test Championship (WTC) as it has suffered the attention of the WTC in New Zealand in February 2020. Host India need to win at least two Test matches in the upcoming series against England to qualify for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand in June.
The Indian team will play the first match of the four-match Test series with England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here from Friday. Kohli said in a press conference on the eve of the match, “In New Zealand we talked about it (WTC) and it put more pressure on us. We ended it under pressure. But on the Australia tour we did things. Understood, made good preparations and molded themselves according to the circumstances. “
He said, “In this Australia series, we didn’t talk about winning the WTC. I think it’s your team’s goodness that we didn’t have the extra pressure. That is how the longest format of the game succeeds.” Said, so it is not being talked about right now. It is important for us to live in the present and take one time a day and move forward.
Kohli, who returned after paternity leave, praised young players like Mohammad Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur and Navdeep Saini for their outstanding performances in Australia. He said that the team’s strategy on foreign soil is always to win and to draw the match is the last option. He further said that due to this strategy, Team India was successful in winning the match in Brisbane.
Kohli said, “When I became the captain of the team in 2014, we had decided that whenever we get a chance, we will go for the win, and when there is no option to win, then the draw will be our last option. In every match We wonder how and where we will win.