Can do what other Indian teams haven't done so far: Ravi Shastri

Can do what other Indian teams haven't done so far: Ravi Shastri”

He has made a habit of performing only when his place in the team is in danger, a frustrating conundrum for Indian fans. "We are a more experienced side now".

"A lot of tough cricket is coming up; South Africa, England. This team can do things that probably no Indian team has done".

India captain Virat Kohli has set the standards not just with the bat but also when it comes to physical fitness.

"He is still young". Gunaratne broke a finger in the first Test. He will continue to mature.

The Caribbean side trounced the Indian side led by Ravi Shastri, the present Indian coach, by winning with nine wickets. "He bowls around 135, so he is a great asset and I have mentioned this before as well", he said. I think in the last couple of games, we have improved on the field. We have already discussed them. "We are a better team than that". I hope both are going to do really good things. Brings in great balance as an all-rounder.

Cape Town - Sri Lanka have recalled batsman Lahiru Thirimanne to their squad for the second Test against India, starting in Colombo on Thursday.

Shastri had earlier said that Kohli's team is better than most of the Indian teams in the past. India went on to win the Test and series. Its the same role.

"The logistics must factor in local factors such as festivals because as you know Durga Puja being what it is in the whole of eastern India and not only in West Bengal and other public holidays and logistics of distance".

"You're forgetting the win in Pakistan for the first time in Pakistan in 15 years".

Helming a team on a bull-run, a confident Virat Kohli told the press here on Wednesday that India can deliver a fine performance on a result-oriented Sinhalese Sports Club pitch during the second Test.

"Rahul is (doing) good. It has been hard for him and we all known that", the captain added further.

"My plans were to go to Melbourne and spend time with my family, do training and get fit for the one-day series", he said. Karunaratne's stubborn 208-ball innings took him past 2,500 career Test runs but there was not enough support at the other end. We don't like to announce anything a day prior.

India's opening batsman, Shikhar Dhawan, was named player of the match for his score of 190 runs in the first innings. "I said a year ago when he was dropped against the West Indies that they should play him at No. 3 and I was not wrong", Ganguly said.

"It is very good but ideally you want your core team to be fit and on the park as often as possible", said Shastri.

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