New Delhi: With the arrival of skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Adelaide, Virat Kohli's chances of leading India in the first Test against Australia have become slim.
Dhoni, 33, who was nurturing a fractured thumb would have missed the originally scheduled first Test in Brisbane. But the tragic death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes and the subsequent bereavement forced the much anticipated series to reschedule.
The first Test was originally scheduled to start last Thursday. However, after the rescheduling, the series will start on Tuesday. It allowed the Indian captain to join the visiting team in time, ahead of the all-important series opener. He arrived in Adelaide on Saturday.
According to reports, he will start training with Indian team on Sunday. But as of now there is no confirmation of him leading the Indian team in Adelaide Oval.
In his absence, Kolhi has been leading the side. Before the commencement of Australia tour, the stand-in skipper helped India white-wash Sri Lanka in their five-match One Day International series at home. And the captaincy reigns was further extended for the Australia tour.
India will play four-match Test series with Australia.