Two of the top four places to captain against a team abroad are named after Kohli. Sunil Gavaskar is third with 8 Tests. Gavaskar has captained Pakistan eight times against Pakistan. Virat Kohli, a seven-time captain against Australia, is fourth on the list.
Two changes on both teams
The fourth Test is crucial for both teams. England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to field Root is hoping to win the game by knocking India out early on the green pitch. Both changes are in the England line-up. Chris Vokes and Oli Pope joined the team when Sam Karan and Jose Butler were eliminated. India also made two changes to the team. Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma will be replaced by Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur.
R Ashwin has no place in the fourth Test
Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was left out of the fourth Test. Jadeja’s excellence in batting has helped him. Kohli, meanwhile, said India were including Jadeja as England have four left-handed batsmen. Jadeja is the only left-handed batsman in the Indian team. When Ishant Sharma was ruled out due to lack of form, Mohammad Shamim was rested.
Former players against Indian selection
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has come under fire for not playing Ashwin. This is the worst team selection. He reminded that Ashwin is a player who has taken 413 Test wickets and 5 Test centuries. Former Australia captain Tom Moody also criticized the Indian selection. He says three pacers and two pacers were the best selections.
Kohli completed 23000 runs
In international cricket, Virat Kohli completed 23,000 runs. This rarity was achieved in the Oval Test. Kohli is the fastest batsman in world cricket to score 23,000 runs. Kohli has achieved this feat in 490 matches. Kohli overtook Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.
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