Anil Kumble, Indian cricket team’s newly appointed head coach, loves test cricket captain Virat Kohli’s aggression. “I love Virat’s aggression, I was aggressive myself. I will not curb someone’s natural instinct,” Kumble said ahead of the team’s test series with West Indies.
Talking about the upcoming series, Kumble said, “West Indies are a tough side. We still have 2 weeks before the first test, will try various combinations.” “Only a few players have played in West Indies, but we have the experience. We need to constantly improve,” he said.
Kohli, on his part feels that the next few months will define how the team plays test cricket in the next few years. “We have faults that we need to correct. We have some areas we need to improve on, all the batsmen are aware of that,” he said, adding, “We understand that as a batting group we need to bat together in partnerships.” “Not just on field but in our preparations as well, we need to understand each other better,” he added.
Yesterday, Kohli along with his limited overs counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni had a lengthy meeting with chief coach Anil Kumble and ‘A’ team coach Rahul Dravid to chalk out a roadmap for Indian cricket for the 2016-17 season.
Kumble said, “This was a very fruitful exercise…We all have one intention and agenda: To align our actions to maximise the potential of Indian cricket. For that we all need to work as one unit.”
India will begin its tour of West Indies soon, where the team will play for four tests and two practice matches. The tour starts from July 6 and the Indian cricket team will be in West Indies for seven weeks.
(With inputs from Agencies)