India will be locking horns with England in a 5-Test match series, starting from 25th January 2024. Rohit Sharma and co. are on the back of a 3-0 whitewash against Afghanistan in T20Is and the confidence levels inside the dressing room is sky-high.
Virat Kohli will once again be one of the building blocks of the batting department of India. He is by far, India’s most dependable and reliable batter across all formats. His energy levels are infectious and he has set the benchmark high in the Indian cricket team.
For India to be in a commanding position in the Test series against England, Virat Kohli needs to play well. The dices have been rolled in a simple manner and Virat’s batting will dictate the course of play in the upcoming series.
Here are 3 reasons why Virat Kohli could have a good Test series versus England in the upcoming 5-match Test series:
1. Virat Kohli’s love for this format
Time and again, Virat Kohli has reiterated that his favourite format is the longest format of the game. In fact, every cricketer has a special place in their heart for this format as this is the ultimate format of this beautiful sport.
Virat Kohli previously was also the most successful Test captain of India and has transformed the entire team into a unit that can be compared to a beast. He loves batting in this format and has etched several records on route his 113 Test matches.
2. Good record against England in red-ball cricket
Virat Kohli averages 42.36 while batting against England and these are terrific numbers. He has scored 1991 runs in 28 Test matches and has a highest score of 235. He loves batting against the Three Lions and always embraces the challenges that come his way.
We can see a different version of Virat Kohli in this format against England as we know that he can deliver the goods, time and again.
3. Had a good run against South Africa
In the recently-concluded 2-match Test series against South Africa, Virat Kohli had batted extremely well. With 172 runs in the Test series, Virat Kohli had finished as the highest run-scorer of the Indian cricket team.
If he continues to play in that manner, we can expect him to shatter several records during the 5-match Test series against Ben Stokes and co.