• Thu. May 19th, 2022

The same mindset is with the new support staff: Virat Kohli

The Virat Kohli-Rahul Dravid era started with a convincing Test Series victory over New Zealand at home and the Indian skipper said on Monday the team was following the same “mindset” and goal under the new support staff who were followed under the previous exemption.

Legendary Dravid replaced Ravi Shastri as head coach while Paras Mhambrey and T Dilip became the new bowling and fielding coaches, respectively, replacing Sanjay Bangar and R Sridhar.

“The mindset is the same to move Indian cricket forward, even with the new management. It is important to maintain the standards of Indian cricket and make sure it is still growing, ”Kohli said after India scored 372 points in the second test.

Kohli and Shastri pulled off a captain-coach combination, winning several rounds of tests abroad. Kohli said the overseas success in England and Australia has made the team richer in experience and that they would like to build on that with a first Test Series victory in South Africa in the upcoming competition. outside.

India has won three tests in South Africa since 1992 but has yet to win a series. They lost 1-2 in 2017-18.

“It’s a good challenge in South Africa. It was the start of our perseverance to build overseas, Australia was an accumulation of these efforts. We believe we can win anywhere, ”Kohli said

“It’s a tough challenge, something we want to achieve, everyone is motivated. Hopefully we can play in South Africa the way we know we can play and win the series.

Speaking of the Mumbai test, Kohli said Wankhede’s surface provided more assistance to bowlers than Kanpur, where both teams played an exciting draw on Matchday 5. Kohli was rested for the first game of the series.

“Coming back with a win again is a great feeling and a clinical performance. You want people to step up. The first test was good, and it was clinical performance here. We discussed the performance and the opposition had a good draw.

“The bowlers did their best, but the Kiwi beaters held up really well in Kanpur. There was more rebound here and the fast bowlers also got some help which gave us a better chance of winning the test match.

The collapse of the first innings brought us back: Latham

New Zealand skipper Tom Latham said he was still against him after being knocked out for 62 in the opening heats.

“A disappointing performance on our part. Thanks to India for putting in a great performance. 62 all-out would always have made us back down. You always want to strike first here, and it only gets worse for the strike, and that wasn’t how we wanted it to be.

“The guys are able to improve in different conditions and we managed to get a lot of depth. Very special game for Ajaz, it is only the third time in the history of the game that a man has obtained the ten, “said the left-hander.

Welcome back for Jayant Yadav

Jayant Yadav couldn’t do much in the opening rounds, but made an impact in the second with a four-wicket run.

“In the morning with Wankhede and the pitch conditions there was humidity and that was helping, you could see the difference and we just had to play in the right areas,” said Yadav.

“Wankhede and Mumbai have special memories (for me) like you said I scored a hundred here, missed a 5-iron but helped the team cause. “It was very helpful to feed his (Ashwin’s) mind and he thinks about the game in a different way,” he said.

Memorable series for Shreyas Iyer

It was an unforgettable series for Shreyas Iyer, who made a hundred in his debut in Test. The performance may not guarantee him a place in the eleven for the first Test in South Africa but does not lose sleep over it.

“I don’t really think about it (in his place on the team), there are so many players who are in really good shape, I hope to be more consistent in the future,” said the young hitter.

“He (Rahul Dravid) gave me a lot of confidence, having started with India A we gelled well, he brought some really happy ideas to work with me – he had great brainstorming sessions on and off the pitch, “he added.