Virat Kohli © Getty Images
Virat Kohli © Getty Images

Virat Kohli reached another milestone as India play England  in the first ODI at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Kohli became the seventh captain to lead India in 50 ODIs after MS Dhoni (199), Mohammad Azharuddin (174), Sourav Ganguly (146), Rahul Dravid (79), Kapil Dev (74), and Sachin Tendulkar (73). Kohli was given the responsibility of captaincy when Dhoni surprisingly decided to step down as captain in December 2016, though he had led India as stand-in captain before that.

However, he managed the pressure well as  no Indian captain comes remotely close to Kohli’s win-loss ratio of 3.8. In fact, with a 30-ODI cut-off, only Clive Lloyd (3.555) and Ricky Ponting (3.235) have hit the 3-mark. India have opted to bowl against England. India have kept the same T20I squad for the ODI’s as Siddarth Kal gets a game instead of Bhvneshwar Kumar. Suresh Raina has made his ODI comeback since 2015.