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FORMIDABLE INDIAN SIDE UNDER VIRAT KOHLI’S CAPTAINCY

FORMIDABLE INDIAN SIDE UNDER VIRAT KOHLI’S CAPTAINCY

VIRAT KOHLI

Virat Kohli, an Indian top-order batsman who captained Indian under-19 team to the victory in 2008, was handed over the captaincy of the Indian side in early 2017 after MS Dhoni stepped down from captaincy. As a batsman, without any shadow of a doubt that Virat Kohli is the best batsman of the world right now. There are so many talented players in the Indian side but the entire team still fairly depends on Kohli’s form.

If we talk particularly about VK’s batting, Virat is the most trustworthy and consistent batsman in the Indian batting lineup. He is popular by the tag of “run machine”, “chase machine”, and “the ODI specialist” by his fans around the world. His ODI batting average (59.58) says it all from his side that how great ODI batsman he is and the consistency and trustworthy batsman he has for his side.

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Nowadays cricketing analysts and fans are wondering “Is This Indian side formidable and good enough under the Virat Kohli’s captaincy?” this question is now getting more hype after Virat Kohli’s dreadful failure as a captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the recent edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2019). RCB ended up as the Last team in the tournament where they won just 5 out of 14 matches. As the World cup 2019 is on our hands Virat Kohli is going to captain Indian Cricket Team for the very first time in this Mega event.

EVERY THING CHANGES WITH THE ODI FORMAT!

These questions of the fans are very much valid if we saw his recent performances as a captain. But if we look at stats, facts, and figures Virat Kohli had as an ODI captain, all these are very much in the Kohli’s favor. In one day internationals, Kohli is the most successful captain of the Indian side with 47 wins in 64 matches he captained the side (minimum 20+ matches). he recently surpassed the great sir VIV RICHARD’s tally of 47 wins in 64 matches, and he is just behind the Ricky Ponting (51 wins) and Clive Lloyd (50 wins) lead the way. Another point that supports him strongly as a captain, that he is the one who captained the Indian U-19 to the victory in 2008.

WHAT WAS WORKING FOR INDIA IN THE PAST & WHAT COULD WORK FOR INDIA IN THE WORLD CUP 2019:

In the past, the Indian side was very much depended on their batting strength, which also copes up their bowling weaknesses. we saw it very often that the Indian side went for the chase after winning the toss, and comfortably chase a huge total because in the past all their strengths lie in their batting while we saw so many times that their bowling was not up to the mark and not able to defend a defendable total. In the fielding department, the Indian team was always up to the mark. They were athletic, and lightning in the field. They set new standards in the field in the past few years.

But, if we talk about the current situation, the Indian team as a unit is the lethal and best ever combination they had in the past. If we talk about batting, bowling, and fielding, the Indian side is leading the world in each and every department of the cricket right now. Now we talk separately the things or key points that will be working for India in the world cup.

The BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) announced Indian squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019:

S NO. NAME OF PLAYER SPECIFIED ROLE
01 Rohit Sharma Batsman
02 Shikhar Dhawan Batsman
03 Virat Kohli Batsman (C)
04 Vijay Shankar Batting Allrounder
05 Kedar Jadhav Batting Allrounder
06 Ravindra Jadeja Bowling Allrounder
07 Hardik Pandya Bowling Allrounder
08 Lokesh Rahul WK-Batsman
09 MS Dhoni WK-Batsman
10 Dinesh Karthik WK-Batsman
11 Kuldeep Yadav Bowler
12 Mohammed Shami Bowler
13 Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowler
14 Jasprit Bumrah Bowler
15 Yuzvandra Chahal Bowler

BATTING:

In the batting department, Indian soil produces so many legendary batsmen in the past, and also in the present era. Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman were examples of some legendary batsmen India had in the past. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni are also in the list of great batsmen. In the world cup, India so much depends upon their opening batsmen (Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan) and Virat Kohli. If the Indian batting top order fails, the Indian team will be in massive trouble in this world cup.

BOWLING:

If we talk about the bowling department, the Indian team improves a lot like a bowling unit in recent times. There are so many young pacers perform brilliantly for their side. Jasprit Bumrah in the leading bowler of Indian bowling lineup. Along with him, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is also a very important part of the Indian bowling line. There are spinners too who performs so well for India in recent times. Ravindra Jadeja, the Indian Allrounder is also a key factor for the Indian team.

CONCLUSION:

As the final words, the Indian team under Kohli’s captaincy is formidable enough which makes them one of the favorites of ICC world cup 2019. Their 15 members squad for the world cup are well capable of bringing this trophy to the home but it is too early to say who gonna bring this trophy to home. Virat Kohli captained all these guys so many times in recent times and also know the mindset and capabilities of his players. He also knows how to use his player and in which sort of situation which player is the best option to play with. Now it all depends on the team combination, time and situation because it’s too early to say anything.

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Is Virat kohli bad t20 captain?

Is Virat Kohli a bad T20 Captain? Rohit vs Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is the name of the game when it comes to batting. He is simply a “Master” and has proven his class many times to the cricketing world. He has single handedly won some major games for Team India and his performance stats speaks for himself. Since MS Dhoni stepped down as a Captain he was the obvious choice for the Captain’s seat in the Indian cricket team. Over the years he has excelled in the art of Captaincy as well and has widely impressed with his captaining skills as well. His ODI captaincy has been positive but has delivered fairly good results. However, these days he and his captaincy issues is the talk of the town. Why? lets check it out.

Virat Kohli as a Batsmen:

Virat Kohli Stats:

Virat Kohli as a T20 Captain.

The graphic above says it all. Virat Kholi has the worst stats as a T20 captain. Virat Kholi has captained 22 matches and won only 12 with a Win Percentage of 57.14%. that is probably one of the reasons that India with such a formidable side is still behind Pakistan (relatively a young side) in ICC T20 Team Rankings. If you see the Wiki of Virat Kholi there will be a huge list of Records as a captain but one thing you will notice there is that there is no such record in T20 format, all those records are in ODI or Test Cricket.

VIRAT KOHLI as Captain in IPL (Indian premier League)

Is Virat Kohli the worst ever captain in IPL?

Virat Kohli captains Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB). So far it hasn’t been a good run for RCB with Virat Kohli as the Captain. In 2018 edition RCB was ranked as second last in the points table with just 4 points in the winning column. That is perhaps the darkest dip RCB saw. In this season of 2019, The start is yet again not so bright for the Men in Red as they already have lost their two matches and the matches were fairly one-sided as well. Take a look at the captaincy of Kohli if we widen the number of matches played. Virat has a win percentage of only 47% that is slightly above Ajinkya Rahane who has captained a few matches only.

There has been recent controversy regarding Gautam Gambhir’s Comments on Virat Kohli’s Captaincy when he said.

“Virat Kohli is extremely Lucky that Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) still stuck with him as Captain.”

Gautam Gambhir on Virat as RCB Captain

On Another Occasion he said

“I don’t feel that he is a Sharp captain. I don’t see him as a captain with sharp tactics. And he hasn’t won the IPL yet. So I think, if the record is good the captain is good,”


Gambhir had said.
Gautam Ghambir about VK
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Player Win %age
Kane Williamson75
R Aswhin71.42
MS Dhoni59.06
Rohit Sharma57.92
Gautam Gambhir55.42
Dinesh Karthik42.85
Ajinkya Rahane37.5
Is ROHIT SHARMA Better than VIRAT KOHLI?

Is Rohit Sharma a better captain than Virat Kohli, Well this is a million dollar question but if you dig deep and analyze with neutrality then you will come to know that Both have Captained Team India in T20s and Both have Won 12 Matches each BUT! Rohit has won 12 in only 15 Matches and lost only 3 whereas Virat has won 12 in 22 Matches with a poor average of 57% (in comparison). Rohit Sharma with his calm and cool head in a pressure situation is perhaps more suitable and has a calming effect on the nerves of a team than the expressive Virat who is more vibrant and emotionally involved in the game. Besides everything simply the Stats are enough to determine that Rohit Sharma is better in captaincy, He has won IPL title Three Times, MS Dhoni has also won it 3 Times and then there is Virat Kohli’s RCB not in the top 5. Eventually the change of Captaincy is inevitable in T20s for India, Only time will tell if India is going to persist with 57% Win Percentage and retain Kholi and also RCB retains Virat Kohli or things are going to shift and the HITMAN will be given the charge to shine as the new captain of Team INDIA.

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