Virat Kohli New Zealand are not surprised at the prospect of getting more time to adapt to the conditions in England. world test championship The last. The Indian captain feels that how the team deals with the situation mentally, it will be much more important before the ICC showpiece event.
India England will have a little more than two weeks to go before the WTC final in Southampton on 18 June. On the other end, New Zealand It would have been a little over a month in England until the date of the final, with the Blackcaps currently playing a two-Test series against England.
Many feel that the schedule works in New Zealand’s favour, but Virat Kohli spoke to the media that he is not too worried about the situation.
“Look in the past, we’ve landed places three days ago, even at a reasonable time, and there’s been a series and a hell of a competition. So, I guess it’s all in the head. The way you look at the situation at present,” claimed Virat Kohli.
Be it for ICC events like the 2019 World Cup or bilateral series like the 2018 fixtures, the current crop of Indian cricketers have played in England several times over the years.
Virat Kohli said a similar thing on Wednesday, leaving the Indian team confident about their chances of going into the final. The Indian captain also underestimated the apparent loss, claiming that the team is already aware of the conditions they will face in England.
“This is not the first time we are playing in England. We all know what the circumstances are like. Even if you are used to the conditions, if you do not enter the field in the right frame of mind, you are going to get out on the first ball or you will find it difficult to take wickets. I think the hunger and desire to be there and play the final.. even with four practice sessions in the game we have no problem because we are absolutely sure of what we can do as a team,” said Virat Kohli he said .
We have all played in England before: Virat Kohli
The 32-year-old narrated how most of the 20-man squad have prior experience of playing in English conditions with India ‘A’ or senior side.
“We all have played in England before whether it is with the Indian team or with India A for guys like Mohammad Siraj. They all have experience of the situation. We are not bothered about it at all and we just want to get there and make the most of the opportunity.
The Indian team, along with their families and support staff, will fly to the UK on June 3. The traveling crew will arrive in London before heading to Southampton to serve the required quarantine period.
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