Virat Kohli surpasses MS Dhoni’s record


In the previous Test match, Virat Kohli shared a joint record with Mahendra Singh Dhoni for being the most successful Test captain of the Indian cricket team.

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In the previous Test match, Virat Kohli shared a joint record with Mahendra Singh Dhoni for being the most successful Test captain of the Indian cricket team. The Indian skipper has surpassed the former team captain’s record as he is now India’s most successful captain in the format. 

India defeated the West Indies in the second Test. They whitewashed the Windies on the entire tour. It was Kohli’s 28th win, while during Dhoni’s captaincy he had 27 Test wins. Kohli’s win percentage is 58.33 which is the best among all other Indian Test captains.

In the first Test, Kohli overtook Sourav Ganguly’s record for having the most Test wins away from home as captain. The Indian skipper has a total of 13 wins abroad as captain in 27 matches, while Ganguly had 11 wins in 28 matches.

India dominated in the entire tour and they’ve shown that they finally rose from their failed ICC Cricket World Cup campaign. Their victory in the second Test is a hot topic in cricket news sites. 

In the match, India’s bowlers were unbeatable on delivering powerful bowls. They restricted the West Indies on their current score. The Men in Blue set an impossible 468-run target against the home team. The West Indies once again failed to chase the target. They posted a score of 210 in 59.5 overs on the livescore.

The Indian cricket team is expected to return in India today. They will take a short break before preparing for the upcoming home series against the South African cricket team. The event will begin on September 15 with its first T20I match. India and South Africa will play three T20Is and Tests from September to October 2019. 

The BCCI has announced the 15-men T20I squad for this event:

  • Virat Kohli (c)
  • Rohit Sharma (vc)
  • Khaleel Ahmed
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Rahul Chahar
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Manish Pandey
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Krunal Pandya
  • Rishabh Pant (wk)
  • K. L. Rahul
  • Navdeep Saini
  • Washington Sundar

The only change in this squad is that Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be rested. He will be replaced by Hardik Pandya. The latter returns to play international cricket after being rested during post-World Cup. 

India will face a lot of challenges in the future. They are focused on preparing for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup that will begin in 2020.