Lauderhill: 3 August | Indian team captain Virat Kohli has said that with the three-match T20 series against the West Indies starting on Saturday, his team will start preparations for next year’s T20 World Cup.
The T20 World Cup is to be played in Australia next year. The Windies are currently the defending T20 champions. In such a situation, with a strong opponent in the shortest format of the game, India is focusing on starting its World Cup preparations.
Kohli said in a press conference before the match on Friday, “Of course, we have 25-26 matches before the World Cup. In all the matches you will see the same way that you can make a good combination according to a situation because when you are in Australia If you play in, then your combination will be different. You will also know who is performing in the situation according to the team, this is a common process on this level of cricket that you The charge for use in preparation of the big event. “
Kohli said, “There is no such match in which the results do not matter because if you want to make the team and fill the confidence in it then it is necessary that the results are positive, so it depends on the players how they play. “In the coming days, our focus will be on selecting our best 15 and the best 11.”
India had recently lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals in the ODI World Cup played in England. Kohli said that the team has now come out of that shock and is busy remodeling itself.
Kohli said, “One of the advantages of playing more cricket is that you have something to look forward to. There are many young players in our team. Every match is big for them. The T20 World ahead of us It is the cup, the test championship. We are ready to stand again. You cannot carry the past with you forever. We will work hard once again, prepare once again and again for the world title. State rhythm Tokenge. “
The captain said, “For a few days after being out of the World Cup, it was quite difficult for us, it was sad to miss the same thing every morning, but we are professional, we have to move forward. We have been satisfied to a great extent, we have practiced and were in all good conditions in it. We are paying attention to what is necessary in the days to come, not on the past. “
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Hardik Pandya are not in this series. Pandya has been given rest by the selection committee while Dhoni sought rest due to spending time with the army. Kohli feels that in the absence of these two, the youth have a chance to prove themselves.
The captain said, “For the players who are coming, this is a big opportunity for them to meet the needs that we as a team have from them and ensure our place. The absence of Pandya and Dhoni is a common situation for us.” No, but this is an opportunity for the youth to come forward and do well. We have a great opportunity for all these youngsters to prove themselves in terms of the T20 World Cup next year.
The team’s senior player Shikhar Dhawan has been out of the World Cup due to thumb injury. Giving information about Dhawan, Kohli said, “Dhawan is completely fit and ready to play.”
The first two matches of the series are being held in the US to promote cricket here. Talking about the progress of cricket in America, Kohli said, “The more we come here and play, the more people here will learn about cricket. Hopefully, in the coming days, the local people of America(Asiatic community, except the West Indies community) will increase trends in cricket. I think that T-20 cricket is understood in America, due to its time limit and adventure. Hopefully, cricket will be more encouraged in the coming days and we will be able to see more cricket here. “