WTC Final: Virat Kohli hints at change in Test team, says “need to bring in right people who have right mindset to perform”

Virat Kohli said India need to “re-evaluate and re-plan” to understand what dynamics work for the team.© AFP

India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday hinted that he can bring in “the right people with the right mindset to perform” like his white ball in the Test team, where he has many players ready to shoulder the responsibility at the highest level. . After losing the WTC final, the Indian captain did not name anyone but expressed displeasure over some players not showing enough intention to score runs, which put pressure on the batting organisation. Cheteshwar Pujara scored 8 runs in 54 balls in the first innings and took 35 balls for his first run. He then scored just 15 runs off 80 balls in the second essay.

“We will continue to re-assess and negotiate what is needed to strengthen our side and not follow or prey on certain patterns,” Kohli said in the post-match virtual press conference.

He said, “We will not wait for a year and plan ahead. If you look at our white-ball team right now, we have a lot of depth and people are ready and confident. To do the same with Test cricket. Is required.”

Hinting at the overhaul, the captain said, “You have to reevaluate and re-plan and understand what dynamics work for the team and how we can be fearless. Bring in the right people who have the ability to perform.” Have the right mindset.”

He also talked about finding ways to score runs. India scored only 217 runs in the first innings and were all out for 170 in the second attempt.

“We definitely need to work on better plans to understand how to score runs. We have to keep pace with the pace of the game and don’t let the game go too far. I don’t think there is any such thing. There is a technical difficulty, Kohli said.


“The game allows awareness and bowlers to be more brave in putting pressure and to bowl in equal areas for longer periods of time until it is completely cloudy and the ball swings all over the place as if it were before. The day was over.

“The effort will be to score runs and not worry about getting out in a test situation. That way you can put the opposition under pressure otherwise you stand in the hope that you are not getting out and you are not optimistic enough. Your Have to take risks against a quality bowling attack like New Zealand.”

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