Virat Kohli © AFP
Virat Kohli © AFP

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli on Monday completed his 5 years in Test cricket. Ironically, Kohli, who made this Test debut against West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica in 2011, shares the special day with former India captains Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly. The two Indian greats had made their Test debuts against England at Lord’s on June 20, 1996. With the three players making their Test debuts on the same day, it can be said that June 20 is certainly a lucky day for India as all three of them have gone on to captain the national side in the longest format of the game. ALSO READ: Virat Kohli then and now: An analysis of the changes since England Tour 2014

Kohli, who is currently on a much-deserved break, will be back in action soon as he will be leading the Indian team on their upcoming tour of West Indies for 4 Tests, in July-August 2016. Following the completion of the West Indies tour, Team India will return as Kohli and his men will be involved in intense action over the next few months.

India will be playing as many as 13 Tests at home in their upcoming season. India will take on Bangladesh in one-off Test at Hyderabad, following which they have a three-match series against New Zealand. India will then head into a very crucial five-match Test series against England, from November to January 2017. ALSO READ: Virat Kohli’s approach and mindset sets him apart

India will also face Australia in a four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2016-17. Alongside these Tests, India will also be playing 8 ODIs and 3 T20Is in all. Kohli and his men surely have an uphill task ahead of them.

One of the finest batsmen across formats, Kohli has played 41 Tests, 171 ODIs and 43 T20Is for India. His special achievements certainly have been in the shorter formats, but Test cricket is where his heart lies and Kohli will surely be itching to set a few records straight in the coming season.