Virat Kohli claims second position in ICC Test Rankings

Henrietta Brewer
December 8, 2017

With Kohli rested from Sri Lanka ODIs and T20Is, the 3rd Test against Sri Lanka side was his last outing of the year. We'll prepare those few players for the task.

"I don't want to make that moment".

Since Champions Trophy in June, India have been playing non-stop cricket and Kohli has complained of the same. The match which ended in a draw due to final day resistance shown by the visitors, was much criticised after Sri Lankan players came on to the field wearing face masks. "If rain and poor light are taken into consideration when determining suitable playing conditions, we suggest that atmospheric pollution should now also be included in the assessing criteria for a match", the statement said.

"We are having a chat about the slip fielding issue".

"So, I really feel we are set up for what, hopefully, will be a successful away series for India".

Dilruwan Perera, dropped once at second slip, and Angelo Mathews, let off twice, went on to bat valuable time - Mathews scored a century - that proved to be the difference in the final equation.

2818- Runs for Kohli across all formats in worldwide cricket in 2017 - the third-highest tally ever recorded in a calendar year. We have already started talking about the things we need to work on before leaving.

Pujara, who became the leading run-scorer in 2017, said he was looking to improve. Many of our players were there in 2013. One way to answer that question would be to compare Kohli's batting record with that of former Indian batting maestro, Sachin Tendulkar, whose prolific run-scoring ability would often power India's performances in the past. Kohli explained the rationale behind him asking the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for a break ahead of the South Africa series. So that experience will definitely help us. In his words, Sangakarra said, "I don't think that will last long the way @imVkohli is batting".

With India experimenting with various players in the slip cordon during the home season, Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara on Wednesday said the team will finally zero in on a settled unit during their overseas tours, starting with the visit to South Africa later this month.

This included his heroic 136 against Pakistan in the 1999 Chennai Test which India ultimately lost, and back-to-back centuries in Sharjah to win against Australia in the 1998 ODI series. "That was something I always hesitated to do but this made me realise that you can push the game forward even in Test cricket", Kohli said after the match.

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