Virat Kohli
This will be Virat Kohli's first full series as a Test captain.Reuters

India skipper Virat Kohli wants to leave the 0-3 defeat to Australia in the 2014-15 Test series behind and keen on putting up a good performance in the forthcoming three-Test series against Sri Lanka starting from Wednesday.

The players too are eager to win, said the 26-year-old skipper.

"There is no lacking in our skill, we lacked in composure on Australian tour, I am sure the guys have learned. I am pretty happy with what I have seen till now, the guys look pretty hungry. The only way you can win a Test is by taking 20 wickets, so the idea of playing five bowlers is pretty clear," he told reporters on Monday.

Having been told many times that India has not won a Test series in Sri Lanka in the last 22 years, Kohli said that the series gives his team to perform well in the upcoming series.

"We are confident to execute our plans against [Kumar] Sangakkara and the rest. Our intensity in training is right up there. I have been reminded many times about not winning in Sri Lanka for 22 years. More games to play in a series gives me a better chance to execute my plans," said Kohli.

The three-Test series will test Kohli's captaincy skills since this will be his first full series as a captain. 

The right-handed batsman also said captaincy does not influence his batting style and while fielding, he focusses on the team's bowling performance.

"I don't like to relate my batting and captaincy. Leaving a ball outside the off stump has nothing to do with captaincy. On the field, I am talking about the bowling change and other things, not my batting," he said. 

Kohli was arguably the best batsman in India's tour of Australia last year where he slammed four centuries in the longer format of the game. In spite of that, India lost the Test series. Prior to that series, India lost to England, South Africa and New Zealand as well. 

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