India vs West Indies 1st Test: Virat Kohli eyes records of MS Dhoni, Ricky Ponting; Ravindra Jadeja set to join elite list

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 August 2019, 03:25 PM
Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja
Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja

India will take on West Indies in a two-match Test series as part of the World Test Championship starting August 22 in North Sound. India dominated West Indies in the T20I and ODI series winning them 3-0 and 2-0 respectively.

Virat looks to equal Ponting

India captain Virat Kohli will hope to lead the team to another victory while achieving some milestones in Test cricket.

The skipper will be eyeing MS Dhoni's record as Test captain. When the Men in Blue take the field at the North Sound on Thursday, Kohli will be looking to equal Dhoni’s wins as captain and become the joint-most successful Test captain for India. Kohli currently has 26 wins from 46 matches, while MS Dhoni won 27 matches out of 60 as India's Test captain. 

Kohli also needs just one more century to equal Ricky Ponting’s tally of 19 Test tons as a skipper. Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith leads the pack with 25 centuries in 109 test matches as captain.

Ravindra Jadeja nears 200 wickets

Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja is also is on cusp of a record. The all-rounder is expected to be part of the playing 11. If he plays in the first Test against West Indies, he will be in line to achieve a special milestone. He needs 8 more wickets to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket. Jadeja will become the 10th Indian to join the club. He will be the second-fastest Indian after R Ashwin to breach the 200-wickets mark.

First Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 03:16 PM
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