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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
India's star batsman, Virat Kohli will hope to break the run-scoring drought in pitch assisting pace when India play West Indies in the fourth ODI in Dharamsala on Friday. Kohli has struggled off late against swing bowling on good bouncy conditions especially in England, and he will face stiff test against the Windies bowlers.
Bolstered by their dramatic come-from-behind win in the last game, India will look to keep the winning momentum going when they meet West Indies in the fourth cricket one-dayer here on Friday on what is expected to be a pacy track.
He started his career as an equally talented U-19 cricketer like his illustrious peer Virat Kohli but Manish Pandey believes his former India colts colleague "fully deserved to play for the country" ahead of him.
Lauding Virat Kohli for agreeing to drop a rung in the batting order for the team's sake, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the strategy used in the second ODI against the West Indies here could be continued as the batsman adjusted well to the change.
Despite staging a remarkable recovery act to level the series, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was not at all satisfied with his team's effort as he feels that there are "few things missing" in their game and the boys need to "pull up their socks".
India relied on their bowlers to stage a remarkable recovery scripting a comfortable 48-run win in the second cricket One-day international against the West Indies to level the five-match series 1-1, here on Saturday.