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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli is a mix of Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, says Shane Warne

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli is a mix of Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, says Shane Warne

Virat Kohli recently became the first Indian skipper to win six consecutive Test series in a row after India defeated Bangladesh by 208 runs in the one-off Test played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli vs Mitchell Starc — The battle which will decide fate of the series — VIDEOS INSIDE

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli vs Mitchell Starc — The battle which will decide fate of the series — VIDEOS INSIDE

The lung opener is Pune is expected to be a classic affair with the both the sides boasting of match-winners galore.

Ind vs Aus 2017, Live Cricket Score: 1st Test, Day 1, Pune - Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh bring up Australia's 100 in 38th over

Ind vs Aus 2017, Live Cricket Score: 1st Test, Day 1, Pune - Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh bring up Australia's 100 in 38th over

Ind vs Aus 2017: Live cricket score and updates from Day 1 of the first Test match between India and Australia. Virat Kohli-led India have been in superb form in Tests lately and it remains to be seen whether Steve Smith and his men can end their 19-man unbeaten streak in the five-day format.

Sunil Gavaskar snubs Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, hails Kapil Dev as the greatest ever match-winner for India

Sunil Gavaskar snubs Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, hails Kapil Dev as the greatest ever match-winner for India

Kapil led India to it's first ever World Cup title in 1983. The victory at Lord's against West Indies still remains one of the greatest sporting moments for the country.

Committee of Administrators to consider 'five-fold' salary hike proposal for Indian cricketers

Committee of Administrators to consider 'five-fold' salary hike proposal for Indian cricketers

Another aspect that has been taken into consideration while preparing the proposal is that not every top Indian player is earning a lot from the endorsement market

WATCH: Who is better – Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli? This debate has reached Australian dressing room

WATCH: Who is better – Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli? This debate has reached Australian dressing room

Some Australian players feel that Sachin Tendulkar is the best, while some believe that Virat Kohli is better.

Lasith Malinga vs Travis Head: IPL preview in Australia — WATCH

Lasith Malinga vs Travis Head: IPL preview in Australia — WATCH

And come April, both the players will be in India, turning up for their respective IPL franchises in the world's premier cricket league.

India vs Australia: Shane Warne picks visitors' playing XI ahead of 1st Test against Virat Kohli's men

India vs Australia: Shane Warne picks visitors' playing XI ahead of 1st Test against Virat Kohli's men

India, under Kohli, are undefeated at home for the last 19 Tests and the duel between the two top-ranked Test teams is expected to be a classic affair.

India vs Australia 2017: Virat Kohli lauds coach Anil Kumble for his efforts on both personal and professional front

India vs Australia 2017: Virat Kohli lauds coach Anil Kumble for his efforts on both personal and professional front

I wanted to learn from my mistakes and evolve as a person. Anil Bhai coming into play channeled it much better in terms of his experience: Kohli

India vs Australia, 1st Test, PREVIEW: Buoyant India ready to take on aggressive Aussies in series opener

India vs Australia, 1st Test, PREVIEW: Buoyant India ready to take on aggressive Aussies in series opener

At home, India have not tasted defeat since drawing the fourth and final Test of the 2012-13 series against England. During this period they have played 20 Tests, won 17 and drawn three, a fine record by any reckoning.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: When Mahendra Singh Dhoni travelled in train with Jharkhand teammates

Vijay Hazare Trophy: When Mahendra Singh Dhoni travelled in train with Jharkhand teammates

Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is on a break from international cricket, is all set to play in Vijay Hazare Trophy for Jharkhand.

Ind vs Aus 2017: Why sledging Virat Kohli would be the last thing in Steve Smith's mind

Virat Kohli, who has been in sensational form across formats in the last few years, loves to play against Australia and Steve Smith's men need to come up with mind-boggling strategies to stop Indian skipper's record-shattering spree.

Ind vs Aus 2017: Top 5 player rivalries to watch out for this series

Ind vs Aus 2017: Top 5 player rivalries to watch out for this series

India will play hosts to Australia in a 4 match Test series - the Border-Gavaskar Trophy – begining February 23.

Sachin Tendulkar above Virat Kohli for the quality of bowlers he faced, says Harbhajan Singh

Sachin Tendulkar above Virat Kohli for the quality of bowlers he faced, says Harbhajan Singh

Still I will place Sachin Tendulkar higher than Kohli because the kind of bowlers he faced were better than what they are now

India vs Australia 2017: 6 players to watch out for this series

India vs Australia 2017: 6 players to watch out for this series

On February 23, the world of cricket will once again witness a 70-year-old rivalry unfolds its new chapter on Indian soil. As India lock horns with the Aussies, here is a list of players who would intend to script history in the coming momentous Test series.

Let me play at no. 3 and Virat Kohli at no. 6, then compare us: Umar Akmal

Let me play at no. 3 and Virat Kohli at no. 6, then compare us: Umar Akmal

Umar has scored 3044 runs in 116 One-Day Internationals with only two hundreds, while Kohli is miles apart with 27 hundreds in 179 ODIs.

Harbhajan Singh reveals Mumbai Indians tried to steal Virat Kohli from Royal Challengers Bangalore

Harbhajan Singh reveals Mumbai Indians tried to steal Virat Kohli from Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kohli and Harbhajan are the only two cricketers to have spent their entire IPL career with just one team.

Australia's tour to India: Aussies set to renew rivalry against Virat Kohli & Co. in high-voltage Test series

Australia's tour to India: Aussies set to renew rivalry against Virat Kohli & Co. in high-voltage Test series

Australia have a chance of knocking India off the top of the Test rankings but Virat Kohli`s men have won their last six series and are overwhelming favourites to continue that run.

Virat Kohli thanks sprint legend Usain Bolt for congratulating him on 'record' Puma deal

Virat Kohli thanks sprint legend Usain Bolt for congratulating him on 'record' Puma deal

As per the deal, the Indian cricket team captain is likely to launch a signature line of sports lifestyle products which will also have a special logo and brand identity.

Virat Kohli becomes first Indian sportsperson to sign Rs 100-crore endorsement deal

Virat Kohli becomes first Indian sportsperson to sign Rs 100-crore endorsement deal

Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell, and footballers Thierry Henry and Sergio Aguero are Puma's other brand ambassadors.