NEW DELHI: The Indian team management is clear about their “playing XI” going into the first match of the
beat against Australia as captain, skipper
said on Wednesday.
Before the start of the series, Kohli said that a couple of places need to be sealed and now it is down to just one man.
“We are sorted combination wise. We know our playing XI going into the World Cup. There will be only one change based on condition.” When Hardik Pandya will come back, he gives depth in batting and opens up options in bowling. We are going to be about to play, “Kohli said at the post-match press conference.
While the confusion regarding No 4 slot and second wicketkeeper’s position remains, the skipper said that only one needs to be discussed.
“We are more or less sorted,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony adding: “Now, it’s about giving guys their roles and expect them to stand up. ve to discuss. ”
Kohli said that giving fringe players game time was always an idea and he will not use it as an excuse for not winning the series.
“Last three games, the idea was to give fringe guys some (game) time and see how they react. No excuses, we’re expecting our standard of cricket raise. take a lot of confidence going into the World Cup, “the skipper said.
Kohli feels that his players will reflect on the mistakes made during the World Cup.
“It’s good that we have had these losses, to correct them at the World Cup.” The guys will reflect on this series quite a bit. We have been playing a lot on the road. We have played well, “the captain has been all praise for his team.
On the series defeat, Kohli was credited in the Australian side which had “more hunger”.
“We certainly thought it was a gettable goal, they got away from us in the end, 15-20 more than what we had been to them.” Overall, Australia deserved to win, they played with more passion, hunger and heart. brave in pressure situations, they way they raised their intensity meant they were deserving winners. ”