‘The only option is to win this game’, says Virat Kohli on India-England 3rd Test
India’s hopes of a series win against England are teetering ahead of the third Test at Trent Bridge. The tourists were completely outplayed in the second Test with England winning by an innings and 159 runs to leave them trailing 2-0 with three Tests left to play. The biggest issue for India has been the form of the team’s top order. Captain Virat Kohli has been the only batsman to score more than 26 runs in an innings this series. India’s team management are now toying with the idea of playing an additional batsman if the pitch at Trent Bridge appears friendly to bowlers. “It’s not about saving one discipline, it’s about one discipline taking responsibility of their job and the other discipline taking responsibility of theirs,” said Kohli. While Kohli has managed a series-high 240 runs, the 29-year-old struggled with a back complaint during the second Test at Lord’s. Kohli is adamant he has been able to manage the problem and will be at full fitness for the third Test.