Team India registered yet another dominating win against Ireland as they whitewashed the hosts by 2-0 after a massive 143 runs victory in the second T20I. It was a morale-boosting performance for the men in blue ahead of the grueling series against England. With every player in the team contributing to team’s series win, Indian captain Virat Kohli feels that he has a problem of plenty.
Speaking at the post-match presentation Kohli said, “It was a balanced performance from all departments in both the games. I’m having a headache now about whom to pick. They’ve all done so well with the bat, but it’s a good problem to have. It’s a great phase for Indian cricket, and I’m happy the youngsters are doing well and taking their chances with both hands. Our bench-strength has done well too, with the guys shining through.”
With the England tour coming up, Virat reckons that the team needs to focus on their strengths without worrying about the opposition. He said, “For us, the opposition doesn’t matter, and England will be the same. We focus on our strengths. The pitches are going to be good, so if they can come hard, we have the batting power to match that. We have two wrist spinners, so that is an advantage for us. If we are at our highest level of intensity, it will be a competitive series which we are looking forward to. The benchmark has been set.”
On the other hand, after being getting defeated by a handsome margin, the Irish skipper Gary Wilson expressed his disappointment.
Wilson said, “We were in a better place with the ball than last game. We know India is good at chasing, and the wicket wouldn’t have played differently whether we had batted first or bowled first. I thought the grass might hold it a little bit today, and it didn’t spin as much as the other day. Plenty of lessons to be learned, looking at the way they go about their game. They’re some of the best players so we can hopefully go talk to the coaches and come back stronger.”