India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli defends playing XI despite defeat in WTC final

Virat Kohli said that India brought out their best team and has no regrets for not playing an extra fast bowler.© AFP

India captain Virat Kohli was adamant that his decision to play three pacers in the final of the World Test Championship was the right one as he fielded his “best combination” in the loss against New Zealand. India had declared their side a day before the start of the final, but the rain washed away on the first day, and there were questions as to whether India should have played with another fast bowler, given that the conditions would make them more comfortable. will provide assistance.

“We’ve been successful with this combination in different conditions. We thought it was our best combination, and we also had batting depth, and if there was more playing time, the spinners would have come into play as well.” Kohli said after the match in Southampton.

He also congratulated New Zealand for their tremendous result in the rain-hit match.

“Many congratulations to Kane (Williamson) and the entire team. He showed great consistency and heart to get results in just three days while sticking to his procedures to put us under pressure. He deserved the win,” he said. “

Kohli said that on the second day of the Test, which was effectively the first day, he never got any momentum, as rain and bad light disrupted the game.


“The first day washed out, and it was difficult to gain any momentum when the game resumed. We lost only three wickets, but we could have scored more runs if the game went on without a hitch. Today, the Kiwi bowlers laid out their plans. To perfection and pushed us back, and we were probably 30 or 40 runs short,” Kohli said.

New Zealand beat India by eight wickets in the final of the World Test Championship for the first time.

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