VIRAT KOHLI

  • Tour Game: India draw with CA XI after valuable batting practice Yesterday

    Adelaide: India made a positive start to their tour of Australia after rounding off the practice game against Cricket Australia XI with an allround performance as the two-day match ended in a draw here on Tuesday. At the Gliderol Stadium, the visitors finished at 363 for 8 declared after 91 overs...
  • As it happened: CA XI vs Indians, Tour Game 1, Day 2 Yesterday

    (For Live updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Not usually do you see Indians high-fiving on the opening day of a cricket tour to Australia. But the Gliderol Stadium in Adelaide saw that, as Indian bowlers left Monday morning blues in bed and turned up...
  • Kohli remains No. 2 ODI batsman, Bhuvneshwar moves up to seventh 2 days ago

    Dubai: Top India batsman Virat Kohli has maintained his second position in the latest ICC batsmen rankings while medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has moved up a place to be seventh in the bowlers' standings. AB de Villiers has strengthened his grip on the number-one batting ranking by extending his advantage of...
  • As it happened: Cricket Australia XI vs Indians, Day 1 2 days ago

    (For Live updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Cricket Australia XI opted to bat against Indians. Teams: CA XI: Matthew Short, Ryan Carters(wk), Ashton Turner(c), Seb Gotch, Nick Stevens, Kelvin Smith, Alexander Gregory, Jonte Pattison, Josh Lalor, David Moody, Harry Conway, Sam Grimwade Indians: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara,...
  • My captaincy success depends on team-mates: Kohli 3 days ago

    Sydney: Virat Kohli says his team-mates will determine the success or otherwise of his captaincy when he takes charge of India in place of Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the first Test against Australia next month. The 26-year-old batsman will make his Test captaincy bow in Brisbane on December 4 while Dhoni...
  • Don't judge Kohli's captaincy by just one Test: Azharuddin 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India's stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli is facing baptism by fire in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane next month, but former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin feels the result of this one match should not be the basis for passing a judgement on his leadership skills. "You should not be...
  • Couple of two-day matches not sufficient to open Australia tour, says Ganguly 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Not really impressed with the preparation that India will have going into the Test series against Australia, former captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said a couple of two-day practice games are just not enough. India will start the Test series against Australia on December 4 and play two practice...
  • Australia should be prepared to face aggressive India: Virat Kohli 4 days ago

    For the first time in 22 years, the Indian team is embarking on a Test tour of Australia without greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and Virender Sehwag but unperturbed by that, star batsman and captain for the first Test Virat Kohli said they...
  • Team India leaves for tour Down Under 4 days ago

    Mumbai: An 18-member Indian team, led by Virat Kohli on Saturday left for Australia to play in the four-match Test series starting at Brisbane from December 4. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will miss the first Test due to a right thumb injury and he is expected the join side from the...
  • Australia tour will give advantage to India in World Cup: VVS Laxman 5 days ago

    For batting legend VVS Laxman there are no clear favourites for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, but the former Indian batsman feels India will surely enjoy an "advantage" having spent a considerable amount of time Down Under before the mega-event. India will spend nearly two-and-a-half months in...
  • We can beat Australia in their own backyard, says Virat Kohli 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Set to embark on a gruelling Test tour of Australia starting December 4, star batsman Virat Kohli on Friday said India will play aggressive and positive cricket in their four-match series and his young side can beat the Aussies in their own backyard. "We are confident of our ability and...
  • Watch: Virat Kohli turns into Superhero 'Virat' for Australia series 5 days ago

    India's most prolific batsman of late and captain for the first Test on the coming tour of Australia, Kohli gets into the avatar of a Superhero in the animated series 'Virat'. ...
  • It is official: Virat Kohli confirms he is seeing Anushka Sharma, says it is 'personal and should be respected' 5 days ago

    Mumbai: India's top batsman Virat Kohli has asked the public to use common sense on his much talked about relationship with actress Anushka Sharma, saying they indeed are seeing each other and their privacy should be respected. "It is out in the open (Jo hai sabke saamne hai abhi). We are...
  • India continue to top ODI team table, Virat Kohli at number 2 6 days ago

    Dubai: India retained the numero uno spot in the latest Reliance ODI team rankings while Virat Kohli maintained the number two position with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni static at the seventh place in the batting chart released. Meanwhile, following Wednesday's third ODI in Canberra in which Australia defeated South Africa by...
  • I make sure my ruthless nature rubs onto the team: Virat Kohli 6 days ago

    India's ace batsman Virat Kohli feels that his endeavour always is to lead a young Indian side by example and wants the team to make winning a habit and not give an inch to the opposition. Kohli, who was the stand-in skipper in the recently concluded home series against Sri Lanka,...
  • Virat Kohli rises to No.2 in ICC ODI rankings November 17, 2014

    Dubai: India's hard-hitting batsman Virat Kohli rose a place to be ranked second in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) rankings for batsmen following India's 5-0 series victory over Sri Lanka. Team-mate Rohit Sharma has vaulted to 15th as the reigning World Cup champions continue their preparations for...
  • Field restrictions not much of advantage during World Cup: Virat Kohli November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India's premier batsman and stand-in-captain Virat Kohli feels that present field restriction rule is an advantage for batsmen only when they are playing in the sub-continent and it will be a completely different ball game during World Cup in Australia, next year. Kohli, who led the team to a...
  • India in fine shape for World Cup title defence November 17, 2014

    An ODI series that had the potential to be a closely contested one turned out to be a horribly one-sided battle where the winner was decided even before the rubber was over. The Sri Lankans, who were asked to pack their bags for India in the eleventh hour and in the...
  • Virat Kohli hints Axar Patel a bright prospect for World Cup November 17, 2014

    Impressed with rookie Axar Patel's all-round performance, India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli has hinted that the left-arm spinner could be preferred in the side for next year's ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Patel's emergence as an allrounder in the just-concluded One-Day International (ODI) series against...
  • Stat Attack: Another world record for Virat Kohli, Axar Patel on top November 17, 2014

    Team India extended its dominance over Sri Lanka on the cricket field by completing an overwhelming 5-0 ODI series win over the visitors on Sunday, which is also their sixth consecutive bilateral series win against the neighbours. Besides, the series also possibly opened the gates to World Cup for left-arm...
  • Virat Kohli lauds Team India for positive, aggressive attitude November 17, 2014

    Ranchi: Elated after India decimated Sri Lanka with clinical precision in the just-concluded ODIs, stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said the biggest takeaway from the hurriedly-arranged series has been the positive and aggressive attitude that his team displayed all through. India crushed Sri Lanka 5-0 completing the formalities with a three-wicket triumph...
  • Virat Kohli demands more application from batsmen November 16, 2014

    Ranchi: After he powered India to a clean sweep over Sr Lanka with an unbeaten ton on Sunday, Virat Kohli said he was a "little worried and annoyed" when his batsmen were throwing away their wickets and demanded more application from them. Kohli made a gritty unbeaten century as a dominant...
  • Virat Kohli powers India to 5-0 series whitewash November 16, 2014

    Ranchi: Virat Kohli (139 off 126) played a captain's knock by taking his side home when the chips were down as India won the 5th and final ODI against Sri Lanka in Ranchi by three wickets. The Indian innings got off to a poor start as the team lost both their...
  • Sachin Tendulkar re-visits his last day in cricket November 16, 2014

    When for the first time in a Test match following his retirement Sachin Tendulkar didn't come out to bat at No. 4, reality hit every single Sachin fan. If his last day on the cricket field exactly a year ago from today choked every Indian with emotion, his absence actually...
  • As it happened: India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI November 16, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: INDIA: Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Akshar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Karn Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru...
  • 5th ODI: No. 1 again, India press for 5-0 Sri Lankan whitewash November 16, 2014

    A series which has gone in India's favour right from the beginning does not promise much of a contest in the final ODI at Ranchi on Sunday, apart from a few personal milestones and changes in the top half of the ICC ODI rankings. India have already overtaken No. 1 ODI...