Virat Kohli Sets His Eyes On The T20 World Cup In Australia
After missing out on the ICC World Cup 2019 in England, India skipper Virat Kohli has set his eyes on the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia next year. Since lifting the trophy in the inaugural edition in 2007, the Men in Blues are yet to win the coveted trophy.
Virat Kohli & Co, in a bid to settle their combinations for the mega event, has started rotating their players to finalise the best playing XI. India have brought in a few new spinners in their set-up ahead of the set duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Instead, the management is playing the likes of Washington Sundar and Krunal Pandya, who can contribute with the bat. India are keen to have a long tail considering Australia wickets which can assist the bowlers. In case, they lose a few early wickets, the depth in the batting order will come in handy.Virat Kohli. Credit: BCCI
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India skipper Virat Kohli also spoke on the same lines saying that they are focusing on the T20 World Cup. He also added that the players are motivated to put their best feet forward in the upcoming T20 games to stake a claim for the World Cup.
“The T20 World Cup in 2020 is a big focus for us, and it’s important that we use the next 12 months to place ourselves in the best possible position to compete for another major ICC trophy. Our players will be really motivated to take their opportunities when they get selected for T20I matches to put themselves forward for the T20 World Cup, as we want to have a settled team combination by the time we get to Australia,” Kohli said.
Moreover, Virat Kohli also added it will be a matter of honour for him if India managed to win the second T20 World Cup under his leadership. MS Dhoni took India to the title with a young team in South Africa in 2007 when the tournament was new and was only flourishing.India. Credit: BCCI
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“India won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 when the format was new and the future a bit unknown. Since then, T20 cricket has truly come of age and it would be an honour to be the second Indian captain to lift the T20 World Cup trophy, and hopefully the third if the Indian women can win it earlier in 2020,” he continued.
In conclusion, Virat Kohli is hopeful to get immense support from the crowd when they tour Australia for the T20 World Cup. India have a huge fan base wherever they travel to play and Kohli wants to see a lot of blue shirts turning up to support his side.
:We receive such incredible support when we play in Australia, with stadiums often packed with a sea of blue shirts. I hope to see more of that when we come back to Australia next year,” Kohli concluded.