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Ind v SA, Group B, Melbourne

Kohli advocates 'sustained momentum'

Feb 21, 2015: A ground as large as the MCG calls for a batting line-up to not just rely on their power hitting, according to Virat Kohli

Abhishek Purohit in Melbourne

India v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Melbourne

Friendships on hold as stakes enter a different league

Feb 21, 2015: Dale Steyn is a safari-loving, street-art appreciating, soft-drink guzzling wild-child, Virat Kohli a smooth-talking, suave-dressing, superstar but they have more in common just their tattoos

Firdose Moonda in Melbourne

A brand-boosting look at the World Cup

Feb 18, 2015: Featuring Afridi, India v Pakistan, DRS, Ireland and Finn's hat-trick

Rob Steen

India v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

The veritable spotter's guide to the Cheer

Feb 15, 2015: The ball-by-ball structure of cricket gives its crowd noise a hypnotic rhythm, the stadium rising and falling with each major event, most minor events, and some non-events

Andy Zaltzman in Adelaide

India v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

Kohli proves his weight in gold again

Feb 15, 2015: If you had to pick one batsman who could remain unfazed by the fans' expectations and bat as close to his normal self as possible in a World Cup match against Pakistan, it's hard to look beyond Virat Kohli

Abhishek Purohit in Adelaide

India v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

India win battle of nerves, their World Cup starts now

Feb 15, 2015: In a World Cup contest where nerves are the X-factor between the two teams, India prevailed over Pakistan with a superior batting performance and a couple of cool heads

Sambit Bal in Adelaide

India v Pakistan, Group B, Adelaide

Kohli fastest to 22 hundreds

Feb 15, 2015: Stats highlight from the Group B match between India and Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval.

Shiva Jayaraman

Open with Rohit and Binny, with Kohli at No. 3

Jan 25, 2015: India's batting is going the way of their bowling in Australia, and they need get their order sorted before the World Cup

Ian Chappell

Carlton Mid Tri-Series

Kohli at No. 4 - defensive or practical?

Jan 21, 2015: It seems Virat Kohli is to not bat before the 12th or 13th over to strengthen the middle and the lower middle order. It suggests a lack of confidence in what was supposed to be India's strength in their title defence: their batting

Sidharth Monga

ICC news

Sangakkara returns to top of Test rankings

Jan 11, 2015: Kumar Sangakkara has reclaimed the top position in the ICC Test Players Rankings, following the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington, which the hosts won by 193 runs

ESPNcricinfo staff

India's captaincy is impeding their Test progress

Jan 11, 2015: You can't blame their bowlers entirely for not taking 20 wickets in each Test when Dhoni and Kohli's field settings and tactics have been pretty dismal

Ian Chappell

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Australia have beaten India, but not Kohli

Jan 8, 2015: Virat Kohli sledges, he celebrates aggressively, he stares, he gets angry - with his team and the opposition - but at the end of it all he's scored a mountain of runs and refuses to be beaten by Australia

Jarrod Kimber at the SCG

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Kohli and Rahul hundreds lift India

Jan 8, 2015: It is hard to decide what was more predictable on a belter of a Sydney pitch, the Steven Smith century that was raised on day two or the Virat Kohli hundred that arrived on day three. They now have four centuries each for the series

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney

'Sometimes we're too harsh on our bowlers' - Kohli

Jan 5, 2015: Virat Kohli began the task of captaining India full time by throwing his weight behind his bowlers, saying the batsmen need to share some of the blame for India's failures

Sidharth Monga in Sydney

India in Australia 2014-15

Kohli, the captain, steps into the spotlight

Jan 4, 2015: Assertive and feisty, Virat Kohli, the batsman, has fed off Australia's aggression to make a mark on the tour. Can his leadership now follow suit?

Sidharth Monga in Sydney

India in Australia 2014-15

Australia to keep testing Kohli's composure

Jan 2, 2015: Australia will keep baiting Virat Kohli at the SCG after being convinced they managed to distract him from the task at hand midway through his commanding 169 in India's first innings of the Boxing Day Test

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

India in Australia 2014-15

Kohli must learn to choose the worthy battles

Dec 31, 2014:

Sharda Ugra

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

No reason to respect Johnson - Kohli

Dec 28, 2014: Virat Kohli said he was left with no good reason to respect Mitchell Johnson and some of the other Australia players after verbals flew "throughout the day" at the MCG

Sidharth Monga at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Virat Kohli, soul provider of India's batting

Dec 28, 2014: It was in Australia in 2011 that Virat Kohli announced himself as an emerging talent in Test cricket. Now, as the leader of a young batting group, he has owned the stage

Sambit Bal at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Australia surge after Kohli-Rahane special

Dec 28, 2014: The centrepiece of day three was a stand of 262 between Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli, which left Steven Smith wondering where his next wicket was coming from and also kept open the prospect of an outright result

The Report by Daniel Brettig
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