Virat Kohli has scored 502 runs in Tests against the West Indies. @ AFP
Virat Kohli has scored 502 runs in Tests against the West Indies. @ AFP

Virat Kohli will don the captain’s hat again as India gear up to face West Indies in a two-match Test series beginning in Rajkot on October 4. Kohli (502 runs), who was rested from the side for the recently-concluded 2018 Asia Cup, is 37 runs short of surpassing former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin (539) against the West Indies in Tests.

Kohli, who has a batting average of 38.61 in 10 Tests he has played against the West Indies, has already left MS Dhoni (476 runs) behind.

Meanwhile, batting great Sunil Gavaskar (2746 runs) tops the list in the number of runs scored in Tests against the Windies. Former India cricketers Rahul Dravid (1978 runs) and VVS Laxman (1715 runs) occupy the second and third spot respectively.

As far as the head-to-head record goes, West Indies have played 94 Tests against India since 1948. West Indies have won 30, lost 28 and drawn 46 matches.