Virat Kohli doubtful for start of IPL 2017

"This team, regardless of whether we are on top or not, we speak", Kohli said. Kohli, 28, added that his shoulder was taking a while to heal because it was not a simple stress injury, but an impact injury. Smith termed the incident as Brainfade while Indian skipper Virat Kohli accused Australia in the press conference of repeating the act.

More pointedly, Smith and Lehmann need to sit down with several of their team and work out the best approach they can take to contribute to victories at home or away.

Kohli said he was thoroughly enjoying the responsibility of leading a motivated side. Every player somehow managed to contribute to some situation or others. I like getting involved in the game. "And I think it was a great call on Jinx and Anil bhai's part".

"Unbelievable. This is our best series win so far". The way we bounced back from World No 7 to No. 1 has been outstanding achievement and I am proud as a captain.

He lauded stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane for the dominating eight-wicket win in the fourth Test, which concluded on the fourth day on Tuesday.

Smith asked Ajinkya Rahane, who led India in the absence of Kohli and is a teammate of his at Indian Premier League club Pune, about the prospect after play. "It was very pleasing to see that from the outside".

10 Wins for India in the 2016-17 season, the joint second-most by any team in a season.

This series would probably make us remind some older games from the history of cricket, where the matches were played like a battle among the specific countries. Not this season. It has been a team season. Allan Border's men got within two runs of pinching the Frank Worrell Trophy from Richie Richardson's team in Australia in 1992-93, before falling short by that familiar 2-1 margin. It was the same Kohli who had said prior to the beginning of the series that things that are done or said in the heat of the moment are forgotten despite all the intensity.

Speaking about his recovery from the shoulder niggle, Kohli said he will be back to full fitness in a few weeks. "Got to take it in my stride and move forward". England team selection and talent identification remained shambolic for years afterwards, despite plenty of efforts to change things by Gooch and his successor Michael Atherton. Credit to all the boys. I set myself really high standards. The stand between Mark and Steve Waugh in Jamaica in 1995, right when that series could have swung either way, is the sort of display Smith's men could not quite conjure against India. "I was thinking of the Galle defeat when we got into our shell". Rahane (38 off 27 balls, 4x4s, 2x6s) first hit Cummins for consecutive fours in over No. 15 and then hammered him for a cross-batted six and a pull over the ropes off consecutive deliveries.

"Steve showed yet again what an outstanding leader he is becoming, and his honesty and gracious comments at the end demonstrated the qualities that Australians expect from their Test captain", Peever said.

Talking about his combination with Ravichandran Ashwin, Jadeja said: "Ashwin and I maintain pressure from both ends". Kuldeep is tighter than Sandakan (Sri Lanka left-arm wrist spinner). It is hard for any team to play such a combination. Find us on Facebook too!

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