Virat Kohli has clearly stated that his team will play to win the ODI series against Australia and they will not experiment at the cost of winning the series.
Men in Blue recently lost the T20 series, their first defeat in India after a gap of almost four years.
The hosts went in with new combinations to test the bench strength before finalizing the World Cup squad.
“We are playing to win the series or else I’ll leave the ball to hit the stumps,” he said.
“As I said earlier, if we want to see how a few guys play in a certain situation, we’ll play them again in that situation. It’s not like if a guy is not playing in a certain situation, he doesn’t have the ability,” he added.
He further added that India couldn’t win the T20 series as Australia were a better side.
“We could not win the T20 series because in the first match, we didn’t play good cricket and in the second match, Australia played better than us. I think it’s important you understand why we lost.
“From outside, it’s easy to say, they don’t have the heart to play. We always want to win games for India. If we only had to experiment, we would have got out for 50 as everybody would have got out trying to hit sixes.
“If you see it negatively, you’ll only be able to extract negative things but if you look at it positively, you’ll be able to take positive things, he concluded.