To qualify for the World Test Championship (WTC) last, India want to win a Test and draw the different one in opposition to England in the ongoing Test sequence. But skipper Virat Kohli needs to win each the matches and never take into consideration the WTC factors desk at current.
The four-match sequence between India and England at the moment stands degree at 1-1 and now each groups will lock horns in the pink-ball Test, starting on Wednesday at the Motera Stadium.
Kohli stated the hosts’ focus is “solely” on the two Tests and the aspect just isn’t considering on what will probably be the doable situations for the WTC finals.
“You can’t play for those kinds of reasons. We are not looking to win one and draw one, we are looking to win both Tests. For us, these are two games of cricket and we are solely focused on. What it does afterwards is a conversation for later,” stated Kohli throughout the digital press convention on Tuesday.
“In the present moment we are preparing for tomorrow, we are ready for the grand five days wanting to win a Test match for India then move on to the next one,” he additional stated.
Last yr, the ICC had determined to change the point-rating system of WTC due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The WTC desk has now been revised to rank groups primarily based on the share of factors earned from the sequence performed, which means groups are ranked so as of share of factors earned.
Earlier this month, the India skipper had expressed disappointment with the logic behind the change in the ranking system of WTC. And Kohli for now needs to deal with the two Tests in opposition to England and is not bothered about what lies ahead in the future.
“One day at a time is something we have followed for years and there is no point running far ahead going into the future. You have no idea what’s gonna happen so we will focus on what’s in the present moment,” Kohli stated.