India skipper Virat Kohli isn’t prepared to relax in the wonderfulness of a 5-1 ODI series win against South Africa as he has effectively “identified areas” which require improvement going ahead to the next year’s World Cup.

“We will definitely sit down as a team and figure out the areas that need improvement. I am not denying that there are no areas that need strengthening. We know as a team we need to improve on a certain things. We have identified those things. It is up to us to discuss and improve on those things going forward and solidifying those areas for ourselves,” Kohli told media persons after the finish of the ODI series.

India had rolled out just a single improvement for the final game, acquiring Shardul Thakur for Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Kohli said he didn’t see justify in resting Jasprit Bumrah, who is almost basic in constrained overs’ cricket.

“There was potentially only one guy that we wanted to experiment with, which was Bhuvi, because his workload was immense. Bumrah is a world-class bowler in this format. You know it’s a case of dropping Bumrah being similar to dropping a Shikhar Dhawan or a Rohit Sharma. Nobody will talk about those things. It’s very easy to drop the bowlers.

“Bhuvi’s workload was massive and the two wrist spinners (Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav) deserved to play all the games because of the way they have bowled. They have been one factor that was been in the mind of the opposition the most. So we thought giving rest to Bhuvi was the ideal situation.”

While Ajinkya Rahane got a hit out there in the middle, Shreyas Iyer was not required to bat but rather the captain said that going ahead both will get what’s coming to them of chances.

“We wanted to strengthen our middle order so we are giving them as many chances as possible. It is important for Shreyas Iyer & Ajinkya Rahane as well. It’s very important to understand that one knock can be a difference in someone’s career. So we are giving them one extra opportunity.

“We discussed with the management and with the coach. Just one opportunity opened up where Bhuvi was feeling it in his body and hence the change. We didn’t feel like we wanted to change something else,” he added.

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