“We don’t do well overseas, it is like a knife hanging over your head” – Virat Kohli.
He’s going to lead the Indian team in an ICC tournament for the first time and it’s set to test his leadership skills. After a big home season he suffered a slump in form towards the end in the Test series against Australia and the Indian Premier League. A lot of eyes are on him to see how he bounces back with the bat in hand.
“For me it is a game of cricket. From then to now, I have shown I am strong mentally. England brings a lot for challenges for a batsmen and I want to overcome them personally for my satisfaction at the end of my career. From that point of view, it is exciting for me.”
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“In the ICC Cricket Wold Cup you have a league and a lot of games to play but here it is group games and then either the semis or you are out.”
India play two warm-up clashes against New Zealand and Bangladesh before starting their campaign against Pakistan on June 4. They then take on Sri Lanka on June 8 before playing their last group game against South Africa on June 11.