Ahead of India’s tour to West Indies where they are slated to Play 4 test matches  Virat Kohli speaking to the media said that they don’t think much about the ranking and instead are focused on playing good cricket

Our target is not to become No 1 in Tests. I don’t think any team plays for the sake of rankings. The main goal is to play good cricket.

“Even if you are No 1 in rankings and don’t play for a long time, you can become No 2 and you will have no control over it. All we can control is the kind of cricket we will be playing,

These (rankings) things are like by-products. It’s an incentive for good performance and we can celebrate it. The aim is to execute our plans taking one Test match at a time.

When asked what this series means to the team Kohli said that

This is the perfect situation and opportunity to challenge and assess ourselves as a Test team. These months will define how we play as a Test team in coming years,

India are slated to play a 4 match series against West Indies with the first match on 21st July.The remaining games are on 30th July 9 august and 19th august.

The Squad for the Series is

  • Virat Kohli (c)
  • Ajinkya Rahane (vc)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Stuart Binny
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Amit Mishra
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • KL Rahul
  • Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Murali Vijay
  • Umesh Yadav