New Delhi: The upcoming tour to West Indies will be the first major test for Virat Kohli as full-time captain of India's Test side.
So far, Kohli has led the team in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and at home against South Africa. Indian cricket fans however tend to value overseas triumphs more than dominant performances on home soil.
The series against the Windies is also Anil Kumble's first assignment as coach of the Indian team. In a sense, fans will be eager to watch the Kumble-Kohli chemistry on this tour.
It has been quite a while since the West Indian side lost its tag of being a formidable outfit in the longest format. Despite that, no Indian side has managed to win more than one Test in the Caribbean.
In 2011, MS Dhoni led India to a 1-0 win in four-match series, as did Rahul Dravid in 2006.
In 2002, the Indians under Sourav Ganguly lost the series five-match series 2-1.
Sachin Tendulkar's India fought hard against a strong home side in 1996, but lost the five-match series 1-0.
Right since India's tour in 1952/53, the visitors have never been able to win more than one Test in the West Indies.
Virat now has the best chance to not just win the series, put also achieve the feat no former captain was able to.