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World Cup 2019 | Here's What Virat Kohli Said About England's Poor Form And Dethroning Them To No 1 Spot In ICC Rankings

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:

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  • India will be locking horns against the hosts England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash at Edgbaston on Sunday
  • Just like the previous games, Indian skipper Virat Kohli is making sure that he and his boys are not getting complacent as they get into the business end of the tournament

India will be locking horns against the hosts England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash at Edgbaston on Sunday. Team India are the only undefeated side in the tournament. They are at the second spot in the points table with five wins in six matches and 11 points on the board. Meanwhile, England are at the fourth position with four wins in seven games and three losses. They have eight points in their tally.

Just like the previous games, Indian skipper Virat Kohli is making sure that he and his boys are not getting complacent as they get into the business end of the tournament. When asked about the hosts and pre-tournament favourites England losing momentum and almost finding themselves on the verge of getting knock out from the event, Kohli said that everyone was surprised due to the fact that everyone had thought that England would dominate in their home conditions.

"As I had said in the beginning of the tournament at the press conference that pressure is gonna be the massive factor to be handled and low scores will be defended. I said that because I have played two World Cups and that usually happens in a big tournament where all teams are very strong. So anyone can beat anyone on any day."

Kohli also admitted that even they had got a scare from Afghanistan and they were involved in another low scoring game against the West Indies and so nothing can be taken for granted.

"Other teams have outplayed England on occasions and that can happen to any side. Although we have not lost any game till now, we can't be complacent as a side."

Virat also mentioned that his side has won all their matches as they have been professional. 

When asked about the former greats like Michael Vaughan criticizing the current players and also blaming ICC for poor wickets, Kohli honestly said that it was not his problem.


"We did not come here with expectations of how the pitches are going to be. To beat a good quality side, you need to adapt to the situations that are in front of you."

The skipper further added that what is happening outside of their changing rooms is not of importance for him and the opposition team has to sort out their issues by themselves. 

Kohli, who was a part of the 2011 World Cup-winning squad, hailed the team performance for India's unbeaten record in the tournament so far. 

When asked about Team India's progress in the ODI rankings, where they dethroned Sunday's opponents, England, here's what the batting superstar had to say.

"No one can aim for any kind of rankings. Obviously, if you finish a full season on top of the team table, I think that is a great achievement for any side because you have spent so much time together, you have worked hard for so many things together as a team."

Kohli said that the focus should be on the process and the results will take care of itself. 

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