Kohli Eyes Ponting’s Elite Test Record Against West Indies

Ross Houston
August 22, 2019

Speaking on his official YouTube channel, Shoaib said that since Rohit was a part of the squad for the two-match Test series against the Windies, it was important that he should also be given a chance in the XI to go out and grab his opportunity.

Jamaican fast bowler Oshane Thomas was voted as the West Indies Emerging Player of the Year following Monday's seventh annual Cricket West Indies/West Indies Players Association Awards Ceremony held in Antigua. Previous year on the subcontinent, neither Test lasted three days.

West Indies were not able to register any win in the recently concluded T20I and ODI series against India. But I believe he should be included in the team. As far as the milestones are concerned, Holder is seven wickets away from 100 in Test cricket, while Mohammed Shami needs six wickets to reach 150, and Jasprit Bumrah one to reach 50.

The Indian captain Virat Kohli is extremely excited to get going in the Test Championship and has always batted for the longest format. The guys really knows what's at stake.

When is the first Test between West Indies and India? Many test specialists have joined the team ahead of the series and they too were seen having a fun day at the beech.

However, they crushed England by 381 runs in the Kensington Oval first Test, setting in train a stunning 2-1 series result that saw them reclaim the Wisden Trophy for the first time in a decade.

"I don't think us batsmen have lived up to the standard", he said, stressing on the importance of the batting coming together as a team, rather than individuals doing well.

"The onus is on the batters now to just continue to improve". Andre Russell was voted as the Caribbean T20 Player of the Year, while Rahkeem Cornwall was named West Indies Championship Player of the Year.

The 26-year-old has been rewarded for his consistency in the first-class championship and for West Indies A, and Holder said he was expecting him to excel once selected.

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