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India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Nagpur, 1st day

Familiar faults expose India in the middle

Nov 25, 2015: India took control in Nagpur but, on another day, the dismissals of Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli could have more damaging consquences

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Nagpur

India's rusty middle order gives SA a glimmer of hope

Nov 24, 2015: Virat Kohli's desire to play five bowlers leaves the already rusty middle order thinner, an area which South Africa will probably aim to exploit in the third Test in Nagpur

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

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Kohli throws weight behind day-night Tests

Nov 24, 2015: India's Test captain Virat Kohli has come out in support of day-night Tests, even expressing his willingness to play with the pink ball

Nagraj Gollapudi

India v South Africa, 2nd Test, 5th day, Bangalore

'Don't see any change in momentum' - Kohli

Nov 18, 2015: India's captain Virat Kohli has admitted to being disappointed after rain denied his team a chance to go 2-0 up against South Africa, but said his squad's mindset was still positive

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Bangalore

India v South Africa, 1st Test, Mohali, 3rd day

'We have played spin relatively badly' - Kohli

Nov 7, 2015: India have won the first Test emphatically, but Virat Kohli, their captain, conceded that India's batsmen had been playing "relatively badly" recently

Sidharth Monga in Mohali

India v South Africa, 1st Test, 1st day, Mohali

India need not be adamant to play five bowlers

Nov 5, 2015: India looked a batsman short on a track on which they might not need the extra bowler, and the batsmen playing the match weren't exactly up to scratch either

Sidharth Monga in Mohali

India v South Africa, 1st Test, Mohali

Four-bowler strategy 'highly unlikely' - Kohli

Nov 4, 2015: A day after Ravi Shastri said that, given the conditions, India may not be averse to a six-batsman line-up, Test captain Virat Kohli has said that playing fewer than five bowlers is highly unlikely.

Sidharth Monga in Mohali

South Africa in India 2015-16

Manjrekar: We will see a more mature Kohli

Nov 1, 2015: Sanjay Manjrekar looks ahead to two key aspects for India in the forthcoming Tests against South Africa - Virat Kohli's leadership style, and Cheteshwar Pujara's role

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v South Africa, 5th ODI, Mumbai

Overs 20-40 the new 40-50, says Kohli

Oct 24, 2015: Virat Kohli says a combination of the new ODI rules and wearing pitches have made run scoring at the death tougher than before

Rachna Shetty in Mumbai

India v South Africa, 4th ODI, Chennai

India spin out South Africa after Kohli's 138

Oct 22, 2015: Virat Kohli scored his first ODI century against South Africa to anchor an authoritative Indian batting performance, before their spinners did the rest

The Report by Firdose Moonda

India's T20 line-up problem

Oct 7, 2015: It is one of their great strengths to be able to take the same foundation into every format, but in the shortest, it just might also be a weakness

Sidharth Monga

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
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