IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli has said he wants to think about one game at a time.© Instagram
To qualify for the World Test Championship (WTC) final, India must win at least one other test and draw against England in the current test series. But skipper Virat Kohli wants to win both matches and not think about the WTC points table just yet. The four-game series between India and England is tied at 1-1 and the two sides will now face each other in the Pink Ball Test, which begins on Wednesday at Motera Stadium.
Kohli said they are focusing “only” on the remaining two tests and not thinking about what the possible scenarios will be for the WTC Finals.
“You can’t play for those kinds of reasons. We’re not looking to win one and shoot one, we are looking to win both tests. For us, those are two games of cricket that we’re just focusing on. What that will do next is a conversation for later, ”Kohli said at Tuesday’s virtual press conference.
“Right now, we are preparing for tomorrow, we are ready for the big five days by wanting to win a test match for India and then move on to the next,” he added.
Last year, the ICC decided to change the WTC’s point rating system due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The WTC table has now been revised to rank teams based on the percentage of points earned in the series played, meaning teams are ranked in order of percentage of points earned.
Earlier this month, the Indian skipper expressed disappointment at the logic behind the change in the WTC scoring system. And Kohli wants to focus on the two remaining tests against England for now and doesn’t care what lies ahead in the future.
“One day at a time is something we’ve been following for years and there’s no point in moving far into the future. You have no idea what’s going to happen, so we’ll just focus on what’s next. is happening in the present moment, ”Kohli said.
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