Skipper Virat Kohli reveals why they lost the third T20I against Proteas
Skipper Virat Kohli revealed during a post-match interview the reason why his team lost to South Africa. India cricket team only managed to score 134/9 during the last T20I.
Kohli said that the team failed to analyze the game carefully and the team wasn’t able to pick up the tempo of the match. He also noted South Africa’s bowling department’s solid effort to collapse India cricket team’s batting order.
‘I think South Africa bowled well, the pitch suited them in the first innings and we weren't able to read the tempo of the game well’, he said.
‘Exactly what we wanted to do and that's going to be the template we'll follow for games we have before the World Cup’, he added.
‘The mindset has to be flexible and to try out things when situations are stacked against us. We will have games like this where we don't execute what we want. But as long as the intent is there to improve, we'll be in a good zone’.
He said that the team will focus on improving the squads for the upcoming matches.
‘The squad composition we'll try to get right as soon as we can. The guys who have done well in the domestic circuit are getting opportunities, so it's not like we are playing random people’.
‘You have to understand as well that it's a very young side, you have to give them time as a team to come together. We batted till 9 tonight, and that's one area we're looking to strengthen’.
India and South Africa’s next match are three sets of Tests. The scores accumulated from the Test series are included in the World Test Championship.
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