Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the Indian staff has held the primary place within the ICC Test rankings for the final three years. Kohli, who took command of the Test staff in 2015, topped India in October 2016, and after that, regardless of many ups and downs within the rankings, Team India retained its reign. The Indian staff is a robust contender to achieve the historic remaining of the ICC Test Championship to be held at Lord's.
Kohli additionally broke the document of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (the primary Test staff from 2009 to 2011), having remained at primary within the Test rankings for over 36 months. <! –
But Kohli is able to share the primary title with New Zealand.
On reaching the Indian embassy in Wellington on Wednesday earlier than the beginning of the Test sequence with New Zealand, the Indian captain spoke of mutual relations and respect between the 2 international locations. Kohli stated, "It is always special to come to the Indian High Commission because we get a chance to meet many people from India."
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He stated, 'We have heard issues in regards to the mutual relations between the 2 international locations and I can not agree extra. I believe if we needed to share our place with any staff within the Test rankings, then it could be New Zealand's staff. We are on the stage the place each staff desires to defeat us and New Zealand isn’t any completely different.