Indian captain Virat Kohli has hinted at a change in the Test team after the defeat in the World Test Championship at the hands of New Zealand. Kohli said that after the review, the right people will be brought who come with the right mindset to perform well, did Kohli want to say that the team does not have the right people. If yes, then who are these people they are talking about.
The Indian batsmen disappointed in the final as the team lost by eight wickets. Kohli did not take any names but said that some players are not showing the spirit to score runs. Senior batsman Cheteshwar Pujara scored eight runs in 54 balls and played 35 balls for his first run. He then scored 15 runs in 80 balls in the second innings. New Zealand easily chased down the target of 139 runs and won the final.
After the defeat of Team India, Kohli said that we will not wait for a year. If you look at our limited overs team, we have the depth and the players are full of confidence. It is needed in Test cricket as well. We have to review and plan afresh and understand what is effective for the team and how we can play fearlessly. Have to bring in the right people who land with the right mindset to perform well
Let us tell you that after the word test championship final, Sachin Tendulkar also tweeted and wrote congratulations to the Black Caps on winning the word test championship. Give you a better team. Team India will be disappointed with its performance. As I said first 10 overs would be necessary and India lost both Kohli and Pujara in 10 balls and it put a lot of pressure on the team. Now in view of all this, Cheteshwar Pujara’s team looks insecure. Talking about August 2019, Pujara has played 17 Test matches during this period in which he has scored just 500 runs at a modest average of 29.41.
Now India has to play a five-Test series against England. In such a situation, if Pujara’s bat remains silent even in this series, then there is a high possibility that his team may be discharged. In the final of the word Test Championship, Pujara made a mistake not only with the bat but also during the fielding, due to which there is a lot of enthusiasm Virat Kohli. At a very crucial point of the match, Pujara dropped the catch of Ross Taylor. After this, this became a big reason for the defeat of Team India. Tell that during the 36th over, Taylor tried to stop a ball from Jasprit Bumrah and the ball went straight to Pujara after the edge, but the ball fell from Pujara’s hand and Taylor was saved from getting out. At that time New Zealand’s score was two wickets for 84 runs.
Ajinkya Rahane is also seen hanging sword on one side of the team, Rahane was seen in good rhythm in the first innings of the WTO final and he played a brilliant innings of 49 runs but after playing a bad shot, he returned to the pavilion. Rahane could not do much in the second innings and was dismissed after scoring just 15 runs. The performance of the senior batsmen was disappointing, putting a lot of pressure on the lower order. Due to all this, Kohli is now indicating to take strict steps.
It is understood that senior players will be given time and they will be able to save their place in the team only after performing well in the five-Test series against England. There are chances of getting more chances for the young players. Since it was the only team from Youngistan that created history by defeating Australia in their own home. It will be interesting to see what kind of changes will be seen in the upcoming series against England.