Series win after 22 years in Sri Lanka: Not impossible for aggressive Virat Kohli
Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli is someone who loves challenges and he would be desperate to add another feather in his cap by ending India's wait of a series win in Sri Lanka for 22 years now.
New Delhi: Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli is someone who loves challenges and he would be desperate to add another feather in his cap by ending India's wait of a series win in Sri Lanka for 22 years now.
Kohli, who is leading the Indian team in what is his first full-fledged series, has continuously spoken of winning Tests, and the stylish right-hander would want to seal the series by winning the third match.
Kohli's strategy to play with five bowlers has been hailed from several stalwarts of the game. From Glenn McGrath to Chaminda Vaas, from Sourav Ganguly to Adam Gilchrist, everybody has backed his move which according to them is a positive approach for Indian cricket going forward.
The current Indian team hasn't settled in the series so far and injuries to Murali Vijay and Wriddhiman Saha would give Kohli a chance to test some other players as well.
While Naman Ojha in all likelihood will make his Test debut at Colombo, Cheteshwar Pujara too, would want to remind the cricketing fraternity of his speciality in the longer format of the game.
While India recalled Stuart Binny into the squad for the second Test, he might be replaced by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the final one.
Kohli, who has hit four centuries in as many Tests as skipper, will have to lead from the front as there won't be too many experienced batsmen in the Indian squad for the final Test.
It remains to be seen whether Sri Lanka would take the revenge from Team India for spoiling their legend Kumar Sangakkara's farewell, or whether India can enter their good run and taste the series win after over two decades.