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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

When defeat isn't depressing

Dec 15, 2014: After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test

Mukul Kesavan

Adelaide Test raises leadership questions

Dec 14, 2014: Who will replace the increasingly worn-down Clarke? And can Kohli keep his emotions in check enough to be a good captain?

Ian Chappell

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Warner, Kohli, Dhawan fined for altercation

Dec 13, 2014: David Warner, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan have been fined by the ICC for their involvement in two separate incidents on the fourth day of the Adelaide Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aus v Ind, 1st Test, Adelaide

Kohli attains batting nirvana

Dec 13, 2014: Virat Kohli's innings on the final day transcended the conditions, the bowlers and his batting partners, and when it was all in vain, he displayed remarkable grace in defeat

Sidharth Monga at Adelaide Oval

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day

'I wasn't thinking of a draw at any stage' - Kohli

Dec 13, 2014: India came into the final day in Adelaide knowing it was going to be a hard day's cricket, with Australia setting a stiff target. At no point, though, was stand-in captain Virat Kohli going to settle for a draw

Sidharth Monga in Adelaide

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Lyon scripts incredible Australian win

Dec 13, 2014:

The Report by George Binoy

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Johnson and Kohli fight their demons

Dec 11, 2014: From the bouncer that struck him on the badge of his helmet to the bouncer that dismissed him, Virat Kohli's century, and his duel with Mitchell Johnson, made for compelling human drama

Sidharth Monga in Adelaide

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

The terrifying bouncer

Dec 11, 2014: When Mitchell Johnson hit Virat Kohli on the helmet with a bouncer, Australian fielders came from everywhere. Mental disintegration had gone, replaced by the cricket unity. Two teams, one family.

Jarrod Kimber at Adelaide Oval
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