India’s captain Virat Kohli spoke about the lack of preparatory time for the upcoming tour of South Africa, Asked if he had specifically asked for bouncy tracks, Kohli gave a direct answer, saying:
Virat Kohli- Yes (I had), because unfortunately we get only two days before we fly to South Africa after this series gets over. So we have no choice but try to be in a game situation and think of what’s coming ahead of us. Had we got a month off ideally, we would have done a proper preparation in a camp sort of scenario but we have to sort of make do with what we have.
Kohli stressed on the necessity to space out series as at times the team needs to do its preparation differently for a bigger series.
“As usual cramped for time, which I think we needed to assess in future as well because we are very easily criticised when we go abroad but we don’t look at how many days we have got to prepare before we go to a particular place to play,” said Kohli.
Virat Kohli -It’s very important to understand if a left-arm spinner is bowling to five right-handers or the off-spinner is bowling to four left-handers. Just because of the angle the ball coming in makes so much difference against a spinner. And it can turn away from you at some stage in the Test match. Those are very minor factors that you assess before picking the first spinner in overseas conditions.