Team India still continues to keep their unbeaten streak of winning 19 tests in Test cricket after Virat Kohli- led side trumped Bangladesh in the one-off Test earlier this week. The face-off test has also powered India to their sixth consecutive Test series win under Virat Kohli as the captain. Prior to this, the Men In Blue defeated New Zealand 3-0 in October and thrashed team England 4-0 in the month of November, 2016. This test side is almost giving chills to Aussies who are to play India in the first test match on 23rd of Feb, next week.
Virat Kohli has been instrumental in winning all these series. Not only as a contained captain but also as a batsman. He has scored double centuries in all last four test series Team India has played. The records didn’t stop here. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja still continue to rule the ICC Bowler Test Rankings with the top two positions. Whereas, Virat Kohli is at the second position in ICC Test Batsman Rankings. Team India with such players and glorious series records in the past 6 months have been successfully able to retain the top position in the ICC Test Team Rankings.
Virat Kohli 204, Murali Vijay 108 and Wriddhiman Saha 106 helped India reach the huge score of 687 runs in the first innings. Bangladesh managed to pull 388 in the first innings but the spin turbinators Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin scalped six wickets each in both the innings to help India seal 208-run win over the Bangla Team at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal. Indian spinning side is getting stronger day by day and all the praises done would be less to speak about them. Ashwin is taking the heavy load and is equally supported by Jadeja when it comes to taking wickets and controlling runs. Captain Kohli surely knows how to keep both balanced and take full advantage of their current cricketing form.
The young Bangladeshi players were also seen taking selfies with Virat and team and made the most of their one face-off against the Men In Blue. This young team has a lot of young talent but their lack of experience and international games is the hurdle critics pointed out. Nevertheless, Team India is in great form and is all ready to play Aussies in the three Test Match Series starting from 23rd February. The Aussies have also defeated Pakistan 3-0 earlier this year. Team India is in good form too. So do check out the tickets on BookMyShow and enjoy this old rivalry between both the sides when the series starts. Catch all the latest happenings on cricket and other bollywood news here.
Written By: Archit Chawla | Post Date: 17 February 2017