Monday, 17 May 2021

Virat Kohli says India equipped to win in South Africa


CAPE TOWN: Virat Kohli sounded positive after India’s first practice session in South Africa. The Indian captain believes that his team can win the first series in the country.

India are scheduled to play South Africa in three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is, starting January 5 in Cape Town.

“We have the right kind of bowling attack and the right kind of balance to win Test matches in any conditions we play in,” Kohli said at the arrival press conference.

The 29-year-old, who was on a month-long break from international cricket after leading India to a 3-0 win in the Test series against Sri Lanka, hit the nets in Cape Town on Saturday along with the rest of his teammates.

“For us it is about winning sessions, being in the present, executing our skills well, not looking at the history of a particular country we are playing in.”

Like Kohli, 13 of his 17-man squad was part of India’s last tour to South Africa back in 2013/14, and he feels the experience will help.

“A lot of our players have played here (South Africa) before. But it’s about the number of games we had played then and the number we have played now,” he said.

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