Team India will take on West Indies in the First Test Match of the Two Test Series on Thursday. The record-breaking Indian skipper Virat Kohli will have his eyes on a new record.
Breaking records has become Virat Kohli's habit and when India will take field against Windies on Thursday there will be one more record in Virat's sight. Kohli has struck 18 Test centuries as the skipper of Team India and needs just one more century to equal Australia's Ricky Ponting's tally of 19 Test tons as a skipper. If he manages to get to a century at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, both Ponting and Kohli will be tied at the second spot. Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith is at the top spot with 25 centuries to his name in 109 Test matches, including 17 centuries in 56 overseas Tests.
Both Jason Holder and Virat Kohli are keen to make a great start to the World Test Championship and are aware of the consequences of its results, be it positive or negative. Holder believes that the championship race will bring "something special" to the Test Series and was confident that his wards were "completely aware of what is it at stake."
Both captains acknowledged that their recent successes have been borne by the good work done by their bowlers, now it is time for their batsmen to step up to the task.
The match promises to be a good contest with two pretty good bowling line-ups, and two batting orders that still have some question marks about them, provided the playing surface supports attractive brand of cricket.