Virat Kohli Relishes Challenge Ahead of Sri Lanka Series

Regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been given rest for the first three ODIs of the five-match series against the Lankans planned hastily after the West Indies pulled out over a pay dispute with their Board (WICB) but Kohli said there is no question of any lack in intensity from his team.

updated: November 01, 2014 18:50 IST
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Virat Kohli during practice ahead of the first ODI vs Sri Lanka.


Cuttack: Relishing at the prospect of leading the side in the the first three ODIs against Sri Lanka, India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli today said the hastily-planned series would be an exciting one, especially with World Cup spots up for grabs. (Sri Lanka and India Aim for Top Spot)

Terming the series very exciting, Kohli said the Indian team will witness a lot of changes in the coming months to find out the perfect combination before next year's World Cup. (Is Rohit Sharma's World Cup 2015 spot in jeopardy?)

"There can be a lot of changes, a lot of twists and turns in the playing eleven. Going ahead everyone wants to do well knowing that the World Cup is not that far away. So that's an opportunity for all these guys to step in and make a strong impact and make a strong case for themselves," Kohli told reporters on the eve of the series opener at the Barabati Stadium here. (Varun Aaron should have replaced Mohammed Shami, says Sourav Ganguly)

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