Virat Kohli, as has been his wont, stood firm on his convictions and lashed out at the reasoning behind some of the questions on the eve of the third Test at Trent Bridge.
An out of form, Dinesh Karthik is most likely to be replaced by 20-year-old Rishabh Pant.
Virat Kohli said that playing an extra batsman remains a possibility but that will happen only of the pitch can provide enough assistance to the bowlers.
With the morale of several players shattered, Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli need to do some hand-holding to restore belief.
Ravi Shastri, in a press conference at Trent Bridge, spoke on Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Virat Kohli’s fitness and on whether we will see Rishabh Pant behind the stumps.
England won the first two of the five Tests in Birmingham and Lord’s, with a worrying point about India’s batting being that Virat Kohli was the only batsman to score any runs.
The Indian cricket team on Tuesday received a boost with pacer Jasprit Bumrah being declared fit and available for selection for the third Test against England
India skipper Virat Kohli is facing criticism on his captaincy after India suffered a heavy loss against England in the 2nd Test at Lord’s.
The Virat Kohli-led Indian team lost the second Test at Lord’s by an innings and 159 runs to trail 2-0 in the five-match series.
Some of the calls the skipper Virat Kohli took in the second Test were questionable, and it influenced outcome of the match.
Virat Kohli lost the position to former Australian captain Steve Smith, who is currently serving a one-year ban owing to his role in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa earlier this year.
Virat Kohli urged his teammates to learn from their mistakes in the recently concluded Lord’s Test match and focus on changing the series scoreline to 2-1.
England completed their first innings victory at Lord’s since 2010 when they dismissed India for 130 on Day 4.
What’s Virat Kohli without his manic intensity? We shall find out in the next Test after the skipper suffered lower back issues at Lord’s.
After losing the second Test match, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that he was not proud of the way his side played.