Skipper Virat Kohli defended India’s bowling combination for the World Cup final, saying that entering with a four-step tempo attack is only possible with a fast bowling wagon.
Collie said there was nothing wrong with choosing India’s bowling, as they had to win more runs to allow the spinners to call.
India lost the WTC final to New Zealand by eight weeks.
“You have to have a bowling alley fast for that. We succeeded with this combination under different conditions. We thought it was our best combination and we had a watt depth, and if there was more time to play, the spinners would also enter the game on “Better,” Collie said at the post-audience presentation ceremony.
“We only lost three wickets (on the first day), but we could have gotten more runs if the game went on without interruption. Today Kiwi’s bowling fulfilled its plans to perfection and pushed us back, and we were probably 30 or 40 runs short.” he added.
Kohli once again gave a huge thumbs up to the newly introduced World Test Championship and test cricket in general, saying that the longest format is indeed the heart of international cricket.
“It’s great for the game, the more the test format is given (the better) and the test format is the heart of the international format. We look forward to the long summer ahead. We have the team and the quality to do something special.”
As a graceful leader, Collie praised his worthy opponents in resolute black caps.
“They showed great consistency and heart to score in a little over three days, sticking to their processes to put us under pressure. They deserved the victory. The first day was washed away and when the game was resumed, it was difficult to get momentum. “, he said.
Kiwi Jamieson, who is a teammate of Collie in the Royal Challengers Banaglore, pulled him out both during the inning and in the captain of India
said the tall fast bowler deserves to win the Player of the Match award.
“Jamieson is a quality cricketer. He hits really good areas with the ball and he’s also a fragile batsman. He had a great game and totally deserved to be the man of the game,” he said.