With exactly one year left for T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has set his eyes on the trophy. India is et to win the T20 World Cup trophy ever since the inaugural edition in 2007 when Men in Blue lifted the trophy under the captainship of MS Dhoni.
From experimenting with new spinners to playing with the likes of Washington Sundar and Krunal Pandya, who can contribute with the bat, Virat Kohli and co. have already started rotating the players in order to settle their combinations for playing XI for the upcoming mega event.
Recently, during the press conference Indian skipper, Virat Kohli spoke about the upcoming T20 World Cup that will be held in Australia. He talked about how the team is focusing on the T20 World Cup and the players are motivated to put their best feet forward to stake claim on the trophy. He said:
“The T20 World Cup in 2020 is a big focus for us, and it’s important that we use the next 12 months to place ourselves in the best possible position to compete for another major ICC trophy. Our players will be really motivated to take their opportunities when they get selected for T20I matches to put themselves forward for the T20 World Cup, as we want to have a settled team combination by the time we get to Australia”.
Furthermore, he said that it will be a matter of honor for him to become the second Indian captain to lift the trophy. He said:
“India won the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 when the format was new and the future a bit unknown. Since then, T20 cricket has truly come of age and it would be an honour to be the second Indian captain to lift the T20 World Cup trophy, and hopefully the third if the Indian women can win it earlier in 2020″.
In the end, Virat Kohli said that he is hopeful to get immense support from the crowd. He said:
“We receive such incredible support when we play in Australia, with stadiums often packed with a sea of blue shirts. I hope to see more of that when we come back to Australia next year”.
Talking about the ongoing India vs South Africa test match, Virat Kohli and company are looking forward to a complete whitewash of the guests and win the series by 0-3.