Kanpur: Putting Sri Lankan spinner Rangan Herath heroics against India in the Galle test last year behind, Indian Cricket team skipper Virat Kohli said that the side had been working well to play spinners well when they go to historic 500th test match against new Zealand tomorrow.
Ironically, the country which has produced really class spinners over the years, has faltered to spin in many rich situation hence the query was natural because Green Park turf , in all probability , is going to be slow and helping the spinners.
With level playing field for both the sides, Virat admitted that in overseas conditions, the team had been able to tackle the pace but spin was an area of focus. "we have taken up this aspect rather well and it remains no point of worry for us,'' Kohli said to media persons on the eve of the first cricket test match of three match series between India and touring new Zealand.
Hoping to do well in the test match which will mark the long season ahead with 13 test matches lined up, the Indian skipper said in fact, this season lays the foundation where this team will go from here. '' We have some of very skillful players who can perform in all conditions and the busy season ahead,the this match will prove to be trigger point for them.'' he pointed out.
Refusing to comment on the nature of pitch and composition of final eleven in the match commencing on Thursday, he said he would not like to be predictable. Contrary to popular belief that India might go in with thre spinners on slow spinning track, Virat said ''we have to assess workload on the bowlers and pitch condition before deciding upon the bowlers to be included.
All praise for the opponents Brendon McCullum, he said Kane Williamson had led his side well and able to take pressure in the defining moments. Kiwis had played really positive and characteristically fearless cricket, of course driven by Brendon McCullum , during the last couple of players and would be a good side to face.
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