Virat Kohli will be leading India in Tests for the first time © Getty Images
Virat Kohli will be leading India in Tests for the first time © Getty Images

Dec 8, 2014

Virat Kohli, will lead India in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide. Kohli himself confirmed this news to the reporters at the venue that he would be leading the Team in the first test, starting from Tuesday. This will be Kohli’s debut as a Test captain.

MS Dhoni is still not 100 fit. It will take 3-4 more days for him to regain his fitness. Dhoni was initially slated to sit out the opening test of the series to rest an injured thumb but after the rescheduling in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes, there was speculation he might have had enough time to recover.

“Yes, I will be leading tomorrow,” Kohli told reporters at Adelaide Oval on Monday. “We are expecting him [Dhoni] to be 100 percent in the next few days. It`s a big moment for me personally, I have always dreamed of playing test cricket and, now I`m getting to lead India in a test match.” Kohli said pace bowler Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, who has an ankle injury and missed Sunday`s training session, would be given until Tuesday morning to prove his fitness.After Adelaide, the teams play tests in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, Zee News reported.