Challenges Ahead For Indian Captain Virat Kohli
By Vamsi Krishna N : 12-Jan-2017
MS Dhoni, the former Indian captain started his career with a Twenty20 match win in the year 2007, for Virat Kohli the career as the captain for the Indian cricket team is to start in the Champions Trophy. So, for him the event is not only going to be a challenge as a batsman, but also his trick and treat in managing his team as a captain.
However, Kohli’s form and mental ability indicate him as a go-getter for the Indian cricket in the year 2017. His average score of 92.4 in his last 10 ODI innings that include three centuries explain that he has to just repeat his performance that was before Diwali, to keep up his form in the challenges ahead as a batsman and as a captain.
Also, the only ODI challenge that he has to face is the ODI series against England that India has to play, as later the only matches that India has in its kit are the test match series with Bangladesh and Australia. This means that Kohli should focus more on attaining favourable result in the upcoming ODIs against England this month than on improving his figures.
Meanwhile, the new captain for India has a nice run at home, which show that since his debut in 2009, he has played a total of 68 ODIs. Out of which, he has scored a total of 3410 runs with an average of 58.21 and at a strike rate of 93.90.
In his last 10 ODIs, the new Indian skipper, Virat Kohli his scores are 65, 45, 154*, 9, 85*, 7, 138, 77, 12 and 11 which prove that whenever he is scoring, it is sure that he will score big. So, he should maintain a similar scoring performance, even when he is holding the captaincy for the Indian cricket team, to prove himself.