Kohli on top in ICC rankings as best test batsman

Vaughan stressed the crowd booing Kohli could well work against England

Virat Kohli and his company fought a fierce battle at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

Last year, Kohli scored a staggering 2818 global runs. What's the big deal? Ganguly though feels that one Test should not decide their future and that the team captain and management must have faith in the players. No matter what the conditions, almost 3000 worldwide runs in a year is pretty cool stuff.

As it turned out, no, they were not.

England's 20-year-old Sam Curran is another fascinating story from what was a nerve-wracking 1000th Test match for England. To his credit, Kohli's didn't and he made England pay for this initial diffidence steeply in the first innings, in which he top-scored with 149.

India began day four needing 84 runs for victory.

This is shameful because none of the regular Indian batsmen can claim inexperience.

He said, "He has won England this game". Cheteshwar Pujara has lost confidence once again and he was dropped.

Stokes, Ali and Hale are jointly charged over a fracas in the Clifton Triangle area of Bristol on September 25 previous year - several hours after England had played a one-day worldwide against the West Indies in the city. Subsequently, it would be up to the batsman to take India's dominance forward.

And what about the rest? Apart from the Indian skipper, Stokes also got rid of KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Shami. The Eden Gardens Test of 1972-73 ended with India winning by 28 runs. But that extra day was rained off. Maybe three and three - six days off. The way Kohli played was high-class stuff. He knows where he stands.

We are talking about the Indian team being there and everybody is talking about the Indian team being there.




Kohli's leadership divides opinion but Brearley is happy with what he sees.

Judge Blair QC asked them: 'Lastly I ask you this question. You will get people watching it. But it's always easy to criticise an Indian captain and forget what he is dealing with. And two, whether Kohli would get the mickey off his back this time around.

England coach Trevor Bayliss insisted Stokes had been his usual self at Edgbaston, saying: "You wouldn't have known there was anything coming up". But there is something he can do - he can walk up to Dhawan and tell him enough is enough.

Bayliss also defended England's slip catching, suggesting the best fielders were already in the cordon. How can his shot selection not be a cause for concern? For this performance, he has been rewarded with a rise of four places, which has put him in 27th position.

Root said that although England got a few things wrong, they never let go of the belief to win.

Virat Kohli loves leading from the front.

While England have had to make do without the talented all-rounder before, either through injury or their own policy decisions, both he and they are now beholden to the outcome of a looming trial.

"I do think he should take some of the responsibility for the loss". Former England captain Nasser Hussain wondered why Ashwin was taken off for one hour at that stage, despite an average of 19 against left-handed batsmen like Curran who went on to top-score with 60.

"I think we did just that so I'm really proud of the group". If you're the captain then you'll be criticised for a loss the same way as you're congratulated for a win. They have already lost 1 wicket and Keaton Jennings is one the crease with 5 runs. "So if he takes time off, no quarrel with that at all but he needs to understand that he is exceptional but the others are not", Sunil Gavaskar told India Today. He is an exceptional talent.

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