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If India beat West Indies in the second Test in Jamaica, Virat Kohli will become India’s most successful Test captain with 28 wins against his name. @AFP

If India, who beat West Indies in the first Test by 318 runs to take an unassailable lead, win the second Test at Sabina Park, Virat Kohli will surpass MS Dhoni to become the country’s most successful captain.

Kohli has 27 Test victories from 47 matches in charge, and should India win the second Test, he will go past Dhoni.

Kohli had equaled Dhoni’s record of 27 Test wins in Antigua. Dhoni needed 60 Tests to get his 27th win.


Under Dhoni, who had a winning percentage of 45, India lost 18 Tests and drew 10.

Kohli enjoys a 57.44 winning percentage. Under him, India have lost 10 Tests and drawn 10. Kohli also enjoys the highest winning percentage amongst the list of Indian captains who have led the side in 10 or more Tests.

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In the previous Test, Kohli had also surpassed Sourav Ganguly to become India’s most successful while captaining the side away from home.

While Ganguly had led India in 11 wins while playing outside India, Kohli has led India to 12 wins. Ganguly reached the landmark in 28 Tests while Kohli, who first captained the Test team in December 2014, achieved the feat in 26 Tests.

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Kohli also holds the record of leading India to two of their biggest Test wins, by runs: a 318-run win in the series opener in the ongoing series and a 304-run win over Sri Lanka in Galle in 2017.

Under Kohli, India became the first side from Asia to register a Test series win in Australia when they beat the Tim Paine-led side 2-1 in the four-match series in 2018.