"Ashwin, Bhuvi and Bhajji are all handy with the bat. Ashwin has a Test average of 40 and I cannot see that why he can't be that allrounder for us. That's the challenge. Giving people goals and asking them to improve in certain aspects where the team requires," Kohli told mediapersons at the pre-departure press conference ahead of three-Test series in Sri Lanka.

Kohli again stressed that he would like to play five bowlers in order to give the team a chance to take 20 wickets and also that three spinners could be a reality during the series.

"You need to play a stronger bowling side in order to win Test matches and it's more exciting and satisfying as well. Yes, that's a possibility (three spinners). The idea is to take 20 wickets. I strongly believe that you need to your best bowlers to play in order to give your team a chance to do that. The whole idea of playing five bowlers is that the top six have to take more responsibility," the skipper said.

Kohli said that Sri Lanka series will give him proper chance to execute certain plans.

"It is an opportunity to have certain plans to prepare for a particular series. Actually judge ourselves on the basis of those three Test matches and analyse how many times we were able to do things actually we wanted to do. I think in one-off Test matches you do not get that opportunity.

"You prepare for a week or 10 days and that game gets over in five days and straight away (you) go in to the second game. That is very exciting for me personally to play a full series as a captain and to be able to have the opportunity of executing certain things that we want to do as a team," said Kohli.

Kohli is happy that there is some competition at the top of the order with KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan, both in good form in longer format.

The skipper was also defended Rohit Sharma's string of poor scores in Test matches and said that he is happy with Mumbaikar's batting slot.

"Rohit is so naturally gifted and once he is in he got massive scores for Mumbai. So we want give him that game time and ample opportunities to get at that big score and in quick time. He does not score slowly and that give the side more chance to bowl those extra 20-odd overs," said Virat.

Kohli believes that as a captain, he needs to speak to his pacers to make them feel comfortable about the field-placing.

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