Today Indian captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri addressed the media in the pre-departure press conference ahead of world cup 2019.
In the pre-departure press conference, Virat Kohli said,
“Handling pressure is more important than the conditions, all bowlers have been preparing with the 50 over World Cup in mind. Even during the IPL, if you see, none of our bowlers looked fatigued as they have been in the 50 over zone. The key is to not let the fitness levels come down and that was communicated to them before the tournament.”
“Kuldeep is one of the pillars along with Chahal for our bowling. The same applies for Kedar Jadhav; he wasn’t playing in the best of pitches and T20 is such a format where if you aren’t among runs, then it tends to continue for a few games. I’m sure they are in a good headspace,” Virat Kohli Added
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“The World Cup is a great opportunity; our team has played great cricket for the past five years. We need to enjoy the tournament. If we play to our potential, then the Cup can be ours. The format is also challenging; the gap between team is also very close. It’s a very strong competition. It will be fantastic. The plus side is you have nine games,” Ravi Shastri said in the press conference.
“Our mantra is to be flexible in the last 10 overs. The pitches are going to be flat, but overcast conditions will also have to be taken into consideration. It will vary from venue to venue, so you have to be prepared for that,” Ravi Shastri added
“M.S. Dhoni’s communication with Virat has been great. The way he was moving in the IPL was great. As a keeper, he has shown that there’s no one better than him. He will be a big player in this World Cup,” Shastri Further added.