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ASHWIN AND SAHA IMPROVED A LOT IN WEST INDIES TOUR: KOHLI

ASHWIN AND SAHA IMPROVED A LOT IN WEST INDIES TOUR: KOHLI

Kohli belives, Ashwin and Saha had improved a lot in the tests against the Caribbeans

 

 

India Test skipper Virat Kohli truly belives that the low order batsmen, especially keeper Wriddhiman Saha showed immense improvement in his work and that is what India gained in West Indies tour. India was scheduled to play four-test series against West Indies, where India won the series for 2-0. Two matches were won by the Indians and other two were declared as draw. The title of ‘Man of the Series’ was presented to Ravichandran Ashwin and Kohli said, he is very much satisfied with the results of the series.

 

"It's been a pretty good tour for us. We had come here looking to improve in a few areas and we have done that. For me, the biggest positive is Wriddhiman Saha getting runs in the lower order, plus R Ashwin coming good at no.6," said Kohli.

 

"I hope we can keep on improving this aspect of our game because there are positions, which matter a lot in Test cricket. Whenever teams have done consistently well in Test cricket, their lower order has always contributed. So, those were the areas for us to solidify,"

 

"We lost a Test in Galle (on the Sri Lanka tour last year) when we were a batsman short. Even in the home series against South Africa, we were struggling on quite a few occasions because of lack of a batsman. So we wanted to try this combination out, though the game didn't happen here.

 

"If we play four specialist bowlers at home we may not need the fifth, because if you play with three frontline spinners at home, it probably does the job for you. So we thought even if we play two spinners and two pacers, Rohit (Sharma) and Vijay can give those 10 extra overs. Away from home you need all your best bowlers playing because you don't need how the wickets will play.

 

"We are going to play world-class sides at home who are going to capitalise on the window of chance we give them. So it was just something we wanted to try out. We should be flexible," the test skipper added.  

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75