Virat Kohli - 2818 global runs in 2017

Virat Kohli - 2818 global runs in 2017

Kohli, who amassed 610 runs in the three-match series recorded his highest individual score of 243 runs in the first innings and followed it with a fluent half-century as well. We'll prepare those few players for the task.

Asked if Shaw is ready to play for India considering the success he has at the First-Class level, Dravid said: "I don't want to make that moment".

INDIA TEST SQUAD VS SOUTH AFRICA: Virat Kohli (C), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.

"We played really good cricket throughout the season, we have done really well as a team, our batsmen have scored runs. So, Pujara has a very important role to play", he said. "We are looking forward to the World Cup now and the three-week camp ahead of that starts in Bengaluru tomorrow". "We will take a call on that when we reach there but here we needed to try out a few things".

"To be honest we haven't fielded well in the slips".


All-rounder Angelo Mathews has moved up seven places to 23rd position after scoring 111 in the first innings while Dhananjaya de Silva's match-saving 119 in the second innings has lifted him nine places to 47th position. "Overall Indian team has improved as a fielding unit, but slip fielding is something we are looking to improve".

"They played well, firstly, credit to them".

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.

"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. There is a lot of pressure on players but that is same for all teams. "This decision is not up to us", he added, about the pollution situation experienced during this match. I think our fast bowlers will do the damage.

The first Test between India and Sri Lanka in Kolkata had ended in a draw and the hosts won the second game by an innings and 239 runs. "South Africa batting, what it used to be and what it is now, there is a difference", he said. "They did not give us any chances to get into the game", he said. 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.

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