Ind Vs WI: Virat Kohli Says, Youngsters Would Be Given Enough Chances

| October 3 , 2018 , 16:46 IST

Virat Kohli is back to lead team India in the 2-match Test series against the Windies starting from October 4 in Rajkot. Kohli will be back after being rested for the Asia Cup 2018 in UAE. Back in action almost after a month, the Indian Skipper revealed that he was feeling rejuvenated.     

According to media reports Virat Kohli said, "Yes I am feeling rejuvenated both physically and mentally. I needed the break after the intensity with which the tours of South Africa and England went. People usually talk about workloads but they don't usually understand the concept. They refer to workload as the number of games played."

"There is no workload if you make zero in every game. If I bat for six hours that is workload," he added.

The Indian Skipper on Wednesday also said that top-order batting is the only aspect left to be sorted in the Test team and "enough space" would be given to youngsters such as Prithvi Shaw to showcase their talent confidently.

"We have a change at the top of the order. We will give these guys enough space and enough chances to feel comfortable at that position. We want them to be confident of what they are doing," Kohli said in the pre-match press conference.

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The Indian captain further added that experimentation can only be done in the top-order and has high hopes from the 18-year-old Shaw, who will make his Test debut in the opening game against the West Indies. Shaw is expected to open alongside KL Rahul.

"The lower-order is all about contribution, there is no change needed there. Rishabh (Pant) is new but Ashwin and Jadeja have performed in so many games at home they just need to replicate it abroad," the 29-year-old added.

Kohli further added "Apart from the top-order getting cemented, I don't think with these Two Tests there is a lot we are looking at. Rest of the things are quite settled. The motive has always been to pick the best eleven and we have hardly tinkered with the batting order barring a couple of guys who have not been in form. We have utilised the conditions to the maximum wherever we have gone."