India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli Wants Ruthless Display From Hosts

Updated: 08 November 2014 17:08 IST

Indian skipper Virat Kohli Saturday said they will be ruthless and try to win every game they play against Sri Lanka in the ODI series. The hosts currently lead 2-0.

India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli Wants Ruthless Display From Hosts
Kohli wants India to treat every game like a knock-out. © BCCI

Hyderabad:

After two resounding victories, India will be "ruthless" when they meet Sri Lanka in the third One-Day International (ODI) of the five-match cricket series here Sunday. (India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Preview)

Indian skipper Virat Kohli Saturday said they will be ruthless and try to win every game they play.

"What we are trying to achieve is being ruthless rather than letting the situations be. In the past it happened a lot when we had got eight wickets and then let the last two players get away with it," he told reporters after the practice session at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here. (Sri Lanka Skipper Angelo Mathews Laments Lack of Intent)

"If you want to be ruthless, want to have big and convincing wins, it is important to address the issues as well," he said when asked if the team is looking to work on its weak areas.

"That's the kind of hunger and vision that we are trying to instill in this team going into the 2015 World Cup. We want to be ruthless in every game we play, we want to win by big margins," he added.

Kohli said the team is treating every match like a knock-out game and looking to win every one of them. (Rayudu Stakes Claim for World Cup Berth With Maiden Ton)

"We are not really thinking about being 2-0 up. This is about one game at a time. We are looking to execute the plans we make before every game. That's the kind of mindset we want to build before going into the World Cup," said the middle-order batsman.

"It doesn't really matter what the other team is feeling like and what their strengths and weaknesses are," Kohli said when asked about the statements made by some Sri Lankan players that they were not prepared for the series.

"We want to be more focused on what we want to do rather than who we are playing against," he added.

"We are taking this series and the tri-series (involving Australia and England) to test ourselves and create targets for ourselves rather than worrying about the opposition."

Topics : India Sri Lanka Sri Lanka in India Series, 2014-15 Virat Kohli Cricket
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