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India Vs England: Virat Kohli slams critics of 'team selection' ahead of third test at Trent Bridge

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 August 2018, 12:21 IST

Virat Kohli led Indian cricket team has made 37 changes in 37 Tests as skipper yet and these experiments with India squad  looks set to continue when India meet England in a do-die situation in third Test at Trent Bridge.

Ahead of third Test Indian skipper Virat Kohli cited that "I don't think anyone is thinking like that. These are just things that are created on the outside and people like to make a lot of nothing. For us, the priority is to win games of cricket. We are not thinking whether someone's career is on the line or what's going to happen to their future", as reported in DNA.

Further Kohli cited that "It's all about you feeling positive first and that's the conversation we've had for the last few days. It is up to the individuals to stand up, and say I'm going to go out there and make a difference."

Further he cited that- "That's basically your thinking. I'm definitely not thinking like that so I won't speak to the guys assuring their careers are not on the line. Like I said, that's quite a bizarre thought to have."

Indian skipper Virat Kohli cited that "If you are fearful of that ball coming then you will not be able to do your process properly. When that ball comes and an incident happens, you have to accept it and move on. But it doesn't mean that you surrender beforehand because a good ball is going to come."

England Playing XI:

Keaton Jennings, Alastair Cook, Joe Root (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

India's Playing XI:

Two of Dhawan/Rahul/Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

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First published: 18 August 2018, 12:13 IST