A Worrisome Aspect Of Neglect By ICC In Recent India

Virat Kohli reveals his mindset while batting in the ongoing Test Matches

Virat Kohli jumps to 2nd spot in ICC Test rankings

Sri Lanka's cricket board has complained to the sport's governing body about the poor air quality its players have been compelled to endure in the Indian capital New Delhi.

3- Players who have scored more than 600 runs in a series batting five or fewer innings.

Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been the latest edition to India's ever-changing slip cordon, acknowledged that as an area of concern that requires rectifying.

The third and the final Test will be played at Johannesburg from January 24. "We wanted to win, but it ended in draw".

The US embassy website on Wednesday showed concentrations of the smallest and most harmful airborne pollutants hit 234, better than a day earlier but still almost nine times the World Health Organization's safe limit. "To be honest, we haven't fielded well, I would accept that".

Dilruwan Perera, dropped once at second slip, and Angelo Mathews, let off twice, went on to bat valuable time - Mathews scored a century - that proved to be the difference in the final equation. But they played well.

"We are having a chat about the slip fielding issue".

The batsmen have been in great form, though, with Pujara finishing as the highest run-getter in Tests in 2017, and Kohli racking up the runs on a regular basis. We have already started talking about the things we need to work on before leaving. India did not have enough time to prepare against South Africa and therefore opted for green tracks during the home series against Sri Lanka.

"Talking about 2017, it has been a fantastic year, I still could have done better at times I feel that, there is always a scope for improvement", Pujara said. It will definitely help us. Many of our players were there in 2013. I think our fast bowlers will do the damage.

Ajinkya Rahane has been the only chink in India's armour, returning scores of 4, 0, 2, 1 and 10 in the five innings in this series.

Also, the catches come about waist high in South Africa, as compared to ankle high in the subcontinent. Despite some brilliant innings, Kohli failed to equal or surpass former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kumara Sangakkara's record of most global runs in a calendar year.

In the ICC Test Team Rankings, India has lost one point but remains well ahead of South Africa at the top of the rankings, while Sri Lanka remains on its pre-series tally of 94 points in sixth place. "That was something I always hesitated to do but this made me realise that you can push the game forward even in Test cricket", Kohli said after the match.

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