Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

India have been doing exceptionally well in the ongoing series against West Indies where they have thrashed West Indies by 3-0 in the three-match Twenty20 International series. Although the first ODI was abandoned, India won the second one on the back of a century by Virat Kohli and wonderful bowling by the bowlers.

Although Kuldeep Yadav didn’t have a great impact in the recently concluded ICC World Cup, he did pretty well against the West Indies.

“Kuldeep is picked because of the number of left-handers, his variations work better and that’s why he is preferred over Chahal. Iyer has a nice attitude as well and is a confident player. Got the pressure off me by scoring quick runs and then added those extra runs in the end,” Virat Kohli said.

Virat Kohli

Although, the openers failed to provide a good start to the team. But Kohli and Shreyas Iyer resurrect the innings.

“Shikhar and Rohit didn’t get a big one so it was important for me to step up. We have done well when one of the top three has scored runs,” said Virat Kohli in the post-match presentation.

“We wanted to bat first as the ball was sticking a bit. We knew anything above 270 would be challenging. Batting became a bit easy because of the rain but I was hoping that one wicket would put pressure on them.”

Shreyas Iyer said that team had a target around 250 run o their mind.

“Playing for India A helped me paced the innings on this ground. Plan was to build a partnership without taking risks. Virat supported me well with ones and twos. He told me to bat atleast till 45th over. I want to stay consistent and contribute to the team.”

India will play against West Indies in the final ODI on August 14.