Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who was rested from the recently concluded Asia Cup 2018, will lead Team India in the upcoming two-match Test series against West Indies. The number one International Cricket Council (ICC) Test batsman Virat Kohli is just one step away from surpassing former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin in Test runs record against the West Indies team.

 

Azharuddin, who has represented India in 99 Test matches, has scored 539 runs against the Windies in the longest format of the game, and Virat Kohli (502 runs) is 37 runs shy of overtaking the former cricketer.

The 29-year-old Delhi batsman has already left Mahendra Singh Dhoni (476 runs) behind. Virat has scored 502 runs against West Indies in 10 Test matches with a batting average of 38.61, and his highest score is 200.

Indian batting great Sunil Gavaskar (2746 runs) is the highest run scorer for India against West Indies followed by Rahul Dravid (1978 runs) and VVS Laxman (1715 runs). So far, India and West Indies have played 94 Test matches against each other in which the latter have won 30, lost 28 and drawn 46 matches.

 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced the 15-member squad for the upcoming tour. The opening Test match against West Indies will start on October 4 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.

The second and last Test match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad starting on October 12.