Virat Kohli One Short Of Overtaking MS Dhoni’s Captaincy Record

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli is eyeing to break a few major records in the upcoming Test series against England. One of them is overtaking MS Dhoni in the list of most wins by Indian Test captains at home. Dhoni leads the chart with 21 Test wins at home. Meanwhile, Kohli has 20 wins as India Test skipper at home. This series thus allows him to surpass the former Indian skipper. Meanwhile, India beat England 4-0 on their home soil under Virat Kohli’s leadership back in 2016-17. 

The upcoming series against England is a comeback of sorts for the Indian skipper. He was back home on parental leave after the first Test against Australia. Ajinkya Rahane led India in the final three Tests and led India to a series win against the Aussies. Virat Kohli scored 655 runs in the 2016-17 series followed by 593 runs in the 2018 series.

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Virat Kohli On Cusp Of Breaking MS Dhoni’s Record

Virat already has the most Test wins under his belt as India captain. He has 33 wins as captain in 56 games. Dhoni, who led Team India in 60 Tests, finished his career with 27 wins. Ganguly (21), Azharuddin (14) and Sunil Gavaskar (9) sit next on the list.

England will tour India between February 5 to March 28 for four Tests, five T20Is, and three ODIs. Chennai will host the first two Tests. The final two Tests will be played at the newly built stadium in Ahmedabad. Ahmedabad will host the T20I series followed by Pune for the ODI series. India will high on confidence after their historic win Down Under beating Australia 2-1 in the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy

The return of Virat Kohli augurs well for the side as well. The upcoming series against England is a comeback of sorts for the Indian skipper. He was back home on parental leave after the first Test against Australia. Ajinkya Rahane led India in the final three Tests and led India to a series win against the Aussies.

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