Indian Cricket Team news: Virat Kohli comments on Kuldeep Yadav’s form ahead of ICC World Cup 2019 as he briefs reporters via a PC
The Indian Cricket Team is all geared up for the imminent World Cup. The team, under the leadership of skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri will fly tomorrow, May 22 for the World Cup venue in England and Wales.
Before leaving though, they addressed a Press Conference organized by Star Sports at the BCCI Headquarters in Mumbai.
Addressing the conference were India skipper Virat Kohli and Head coach, Ravi Shastri where they answered quite a few questions thrown at them.
Talking about the team’s expectations first up, Kohli asserted that the he expects his unit to play good cricket, as they have done for the past 2-3 years. “Our only focus is on the process and giving our very best. That is the only expectation we have”, Kohli said.
I think the only expectation at the World Cup we have, is to play really good cricket. That’s been our focus, and that’s how the results have followed for us: Virat Kohli #WorldCup2019
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He further exclaimed that more than the conditions, it is the way they handle the pressure that is going to be vital. He was also pleased with the fact that none of his bowlers looked tired or fatigued during the recently concluded IPL.
On Kuldeep, Chahal and other bowlers
Virat praised Kuldeep for his performances in the limited-overs for India, but also asserted the need for him to look on the other side as well. The India skipper also mentioned the fact that both Chahal and him have been the pillars for the team’s bowling attack.
“Someone like Kuldeep has had such success, he needs to see the other side also. Glad it happened during the IPL than the World Cup. He is one of the pillars along with Chahal for our bowling. Same for Jadhav,he wasn’t playing in the best of pitches and T20 is such a format. I’m sure they are in a good headspace, in World Cup its more about handling the pressure and ensuring we stay focussed”, said Kohli.
Head coach, Ravi Shastri also commented on the team’s bowlers and the fact that they have complemented each other pretty well in the past years. “The team has been together for past four-five years and bowled together as unit. All players complement each other and can adjust accordingly”, Shastri said.
The Indian bowling attack has performed brilliantly in the limited-overs format in the recent past, especially the leg-break bowlers.
They will, for sure, play a vital role as the pitches promise be a friendly one for the batsmen, wherein teams has scored and chased scores over 340 on a nearly consistent basis, off-late.