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Kohli and Smith lead the way as next-gen Test captains

Sep 20, 2015: While the Indian captain has been the more aggressive, both understand their bowlers and are seeking to improve their young teams

Ian Chappell


Blindfold batting and perfect placement

Sep 15, 2015: We scoured the internet for some of the best tests of skill in cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sanjay Bangar

Most India batsmen have done justice to their talent - Bangar

Sep 6, 2015: A year into his role as India batting coach, Sanjay Bangar talks about his overall experience, what the India batsmen have been working on, the Rohit v Pujara debate and Virat Kohli's technical adjustments

Amol Karhadkar

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

This series a revelation with this bowling attack - Kohli

Sep 1, 2015: Virat Kohli looked back at his team's 2-1 series win over Sri Lanka and said, "I think this series belongs to the bowlers because they have been outstanding, they have really stood out in this series"

Sharda Ugra at the SSC

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, P Sara Oval, 5th day

'Second-day bowling our best in two years' - Kohli

Aug 24, 2015: India captain Virat Kohli has said that the attack's second-day performance at the P Sara Oval was "easily" their best bowling effort in the last two years

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Action-man Kohli squeezes Sri Lanka's fight

Aug 22, 2015: In the never-ending public PhD dissertation that is Test captaincy, Virat Kohli would have been happy to get through a draining, bruising day with something to show for it: finishing somewhere, it can be argued, between a B and a B+

Sharda Ugra in Colombo

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 1st day

Rahul the bearded poet, Rahul the central protagonist

Aug 20, 2015: Coming alongside two ends of India's batting spectrum in the confidence game - Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma - KL Rahul's innings was an act of flourish and splendor with a twisting bitter end that could be set aside if India can dominate the story now

Sharda Ugra

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

We were tentative, not fearless - Kohli

Aug 15, 2015: Virat Kohli walked into the post-match media briefing and, clearly and emphatically, pinned the onus of India's defeat at the hands of the batsmen

Sharda Ugra in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Spinners cap India's day of batting domination

Aug 13, 2015: India didn't quite bat Sri Lanka out of the game, taking a 192-run lead, but their spinners removed the Sri Lanka openers in four available overs to threaten a three-day finish

The Report by Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle

Kohli calls for composure and street-smarts

Aug 11, 2015: Virat Kohli sets out on his first full series as India's Test captain aware that what his team will require most in Sri Lanka will be composure

Sharda Ugra in Galle

India in Sri Lanka 2015

Mathews v Kohli: A song of ice and fire

Aug 10, 2015: At the helm of young teams, the contrasting leadership styles of Virat Kohli and Angelo Mathews could present a fascinating subtext to an important series in Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando

India in Sri Lanka 2015

Captain Kohli keen on five-man attack

Aug 2, 2015: Virat Kohli has hinted that he will stick to a five-bowler strategy in Sri Lanka: "That could be a big possibility. The idea is to take 20 wickets"

Deivarayan Muthu in Chennai

India A v Australia A, Chennai, 4th day

Don't think there's anything too wrong with Pujara's game - Dravid

Jul 25, 2015: Rahul Dravid is confident Cheteshwar Pujara's Test career will soon be back on track, and believes his recent run of poor form isn't due to any technical issue in his game

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Chennai

Smith v Root v Williamson v Kohli

Jul 17, 2015: They are clearly the next batting stars, and each of them has outstanding Test numbers since the beginning of 2013

S Rajesh

Dhoni and Kohli: a clash of ideologies?

Jul 2, 2015: The personalities and philosophies of India's two captains could not be more different. That makes for a tricky situation, which India's cricket administration must handle well

Sidharth Monga

Bangladesh v India, 2nd ODI, Mirpur

Is there a pattern to Kohli's dismissals?

Jun 20, 2015: Chances of success are greater when Virat Kohli is new at the crease. If ever he is nervous, it is then, that the sucker ball has to be rolled out. If he isn't in the best position, you get lucky

Alagappan Muthu in Mirpur

Bangladesh v India, only Test, Fatullah, 5th day

Kohli determined on 6-5 combination for upcoming season

Jun 14, 2015: India's decision to play five bowlers in the subcontinent has generated a lot of buzz, and now more importantly, some tangible results. Enough for Virat Kohli to maintain his faith in it

Alagappan Muthu in Fatullah

Bangladesh v India, only Test, Fatullah, 5th day

Open to discussing DRS usage with team - Kohli

Jun 14, 2015: The BCCI has been adamant against the use of the Decision Review System for a while, but India captain Virat Kohli has said that he is open to discussing the matter with his team, moving forward into a long season in the subcontinent

Mohammad Isam and Alagappan Muthu in Fatullah

Bangladesh v India, only Test, Fatullah

India ready to script Kohli-Saha saga

Jun 9, 2015: A new Test captain, a new wicketkeeper, a new administration, and whole new set of challenges. Indian cricket's latest chapter begins now

Alagappan Muthu

Bangladesh v India, only Test, Fatullah

India set for five-bowler strategy

Jun 9, 2015: Virat Kohli has said there is "every possibility" of India fielding five specialist bowlers for the Fatullah Test

Alagappan Muthu
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