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World Cup 2015: India

'I always wanted to be the best player in the world'

Mar 25, 2015: Virat Kohli has said that India's World Cup victory in 2011 spurred him to become "the best player in the world"

ESPNcricinfo staff

World Cup 2015: India

A welcome break from the past

Mar 5, 2015: There has been no direct apology yet to the journalist who faced Virat Kohli's ire but, by stating that "this kind of incident should not be repeated," an unequivocal message has been sent

Gaurav Kalra

World Cup 2015: India

BCCI raps Kohli over journalist spat

Mar 5, 2015: The BCCI has officially responded to the controversy surrounding Virat Kohli by saying it had asked him to "maintain the dignity of the Indian team at all times, and avoid any such behaviour in the future".

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth

Dominant India in need of a challenge

Mar 5, 2015: They coasted through the group stages and appear one of the teams to beat. But going into the knockouts, they might prefer to be put under a bit more pressure to see how they react

Abhishek Purohit in Perth

World Cup 2015: India

Journalist lodges ICC complaint against Kohli

Mar 4, 2015: A journalist with the Hindustan Times, a leading Indian newspaper, has formally complained to the ICC that Virat Kohli verbally abused him without provocation during India's training session at Murdoch University in Perth on Tuesday

ESPNcricinfo staff

World Cup 2015: India

'Tri-series was a sheer waste of time' - Shastri

Mar 3, 2015: India's team director Ravi Shastri has slammed the Carlton Mid tri-series between India, Australia and England just before the World Cup as a "sheer waste of time and energy"


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
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