New India Test captain Virat Kohli scored a magnificent 119 against a South African side consisting of Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander and Imran Tahir in the first Test at Johannesburg.  Kohli scored a timely century to ensure that India finished their first innings at 288. He got decent support fro  Ajinkya Rahane at No.6, who scored 47 valuable runs. Kohli missed out on a century in the second innings as he was dismissed for 96. His innings however helped India set a target of 458 for South Africa to chase down in the fourth innings. The match ended in a draw, with South Africa falling just eight runs out of their target. READ: India aim for whitewash against Sri Lanka

Kohli will hope that he repeats similar performances in the upcoming three-Test series against Sri Lanka, which will be Kumar Sangakkara’s final series after which he will hang up his boots after an illustrious career. Sangakkara has already retired from One-Day Internationals (ODI) following a quarter-final defeat in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the hands of The Proteas in March this year. Kohli and Team India will hope to spoil his party as the look to whitewash Sri Laanka and move up in the ICC Rankings. READ: India-Sri Lanka Test series: Sangakkara to get an astounding farewell party

India last won a series in Sri Lanka in 1993. A series win here will mean that they have won their first series at the island nation after 22 long years. India had their first setback of the series as they have lost opener Murali Vijay for the first Test due to injury. KL Rahul is set to take his place. Sri Lanka suffered a 1-2 loss at the hands of Pakistan few days back and will look to put in a better performance against India. READ: Murali Vijay ruled out of India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test at Galle