India vs Sri Lanka: Challenge ahead for Virat Kohli in MS Dhoni's absence

If you don't consider his record in Test matches, especially overseas, MS Dhoni is someone who has led the Indian cricket team exceptionally well over the years in ODIs.

Can 'under-prepared' Sri Lanka give India a tough fight?
Can 'under-prepared' Sri Lanka give India a tough fight?

Sri Lankan players were working on their fitness during a break from international cricket when the Sri Lankan cricket board gave BCCI a nod to play a hastily scheduled five-match ODI series against India.

Virat Kohli slips to No. 3 in ODI batsmen's rankings
Virat Kohli slips to No. 3 in ODI batsmen's rankings

Virat Kohli has slipped a rung but is still the best-placed Indian batsman at third position in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings list released here on Tuesday.

Ahead of Australian tour, Team India needs Virat Kohli to fire on all cylinders against Sri Lanka
Ahead of Australian tour, Team India needs Virat Kohli to fire on all cylinders against Sri Lanka

Considering India's crucial forthcoming tour against Australia, Team India needs their most stylish batsman – Virat Kohli – to fire on all cylinders against Sri Lanka in the five-match ODI series.

Learnt from MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli to play game that suits me, says Robin Uthappa
Learnt from MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli to play game that suits me, says Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa has come out as a completely changed batsman this season and the Karnataka opener attributes his consistent scores on "staying true to his skills" just like India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli.

Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli's first public appearance together!
Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli's first public appearance together!

What happens when a leading Bollywood actress and a top notch cricketer's alleged relationship grabs the headlines?

Is impromptu series against Sri Lanka blessing in disguise for 'Men in Blue'?
Is impromptu series against Sri Lanka blessing in disguise for 'Men in Blue'?

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) hardly wasted any time to finalise a series against Sri Lanka, after the West Indian players decided to call off their tour against India mid-way of the ODI series.

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma to exchange rings post Diwali?
Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma to exchange rings post Diwali?

Cricketer Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have been in a relationship for a while now, and everyone is waiting for news of the two tying the knot.

We did not have ideal preparation for India tour: Angelo Mathews
We did not have ideal preparation for India tour: Angelo Mathews

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said that his team did not have an ideal preparation for the upcoming tour of India as they were concentrating on fitness and not skills during break from international cricket.

Virat Kohli appointed team India's captain for ODIs against Sri Lanka

Selectors have chosen Virat Kohli as the Indian Cricket team's captain in ODIs against Sri Lanka next month.

India vs Sri Lanka: Captaincy may give more confidence to Virat Kohli
India vs Sri Lanka: Captaincy may give more confidence to Virat Kohli

The mainstay of Indian batting line up Virat Kohli, who has recently found his form back against West Indies, will be the stand-in skipper against Sri Lanka for the first three ODIs.

MS Dhoni rested for first 3 ODIs against SL, Virat Kohli to lead
MS Dhoni rested for first 3 ODIs against SL, Virat Kohli to lead

 Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Tuesday rested for the first three One-day Internationals against Sri Lanka next month and batting mainstay Virat Kohli will lead the side in his absence.

ICC Rankings: Virat Kohli claims 2nd spot, Bhuvneshwar Kumar breaks into top-10
ICC Rankings: Virat Kohli claims 2nd spot, Bhuvneshwar Kumar breaks into top-10

Benefiting from his return to form in the abruptly-ended West Indies series, Indian batsman Virat Kohli claimed number two slot in the ICC rankings while swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar broke into top-10 for the first time in his career.

Greatness beckons for Virat Kohli as he notches more batting records

After scoring his 20th One-Day hundred against West Indies at Dharamshala, Virat Kohli has booked a place in the pantheon of batting greats.

Is impromptu series against Sri Lanka blessing in disguise for 'Men in Blue'?
Is impromptu series against Sri Lanka blessing in disguise for 'Men in Blue'?

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) hardly wasted any time to finalise a series against Sri Lanka, after the West Indian players decided to call off their tour against India mid-way of the ODI series.

With Virat Kohli back in form, Indian batting line gets much need boost
With Virat Kohli back in form, Indian batting line gets much need boost

Finally, the linchpin of India batting lineup, Virat Kohli, is back after a slump in form during the entire England tour.

Captaincy in all three formats creating problems for Dhoni
Captaincy in all three formats creating problems for Dhoni

Former Australian World Cup winning captains Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting are of the opinion that leading India in all three formats of the game is troubling Mahendra Singh Dhoni, especially in Tests, and Virat Kohli must be groomed to take over the Test captaincy.

People expect runs from me everytime: Virat Kohli
People expect runs from me everytime: Virat Kohli

Back in business after a belligerent century in India's thumping win against West Indies in the fourth ODI, Virat Kohli said that he is getting used to the burden of expectations from people all around.

Virat Kohli ton seals curtailed series for India
Virat Kohli ton seals curtailed series for India

 Virat Kohli struck a rollicking 127 as India fashioned a 59-run win over the West Indies here on Friday, effectively sealing the ODI series 2-1 after the visitors dramatically pulled out from the remainder of the tour over an acrimonious pay dispute with their board.

Kohli ton propels India to 330/6
Kohli ton propels India to 330/6

Virat Kohli slammed his 20th One-Day International (ODI) century (127) to help India post 330 for six in the fourth ODI of a five-match series against the West Indies at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium here Friday.