1. Virat Kohli
The Indian test captain has been in sensational form during the 2 overseas test series this year. He was the top run-getter during 3 match test series against South Africa in South Africa with 286 runs from 3 matches (6 innings).
Kohli has played a total of 73 test matches (124 innings) and scored 6331 runs with the best score of 243 runs. In 2018, Kohli has been in special form during test matches scoring 1063 runs in 10 matches ( 18 innings) with 4 centuries and 4 half century.
He continued his superb form in England scoring, 593 runs from 5 matches (10 innings) with 2 centuries and 3 half centuries. When the Indian team toured Australia in 2014, Virat Kohli showed his class with the bat scoring 692 runs in 4 matches ( 8 innings) with 4 centuries and 1 half century.
In the previous two overseas tours this year, Kohli has been the backbone of Indian batting line up. Kohli would be looking to continue his superb batting form during the 4 match test series starting from 6th December. He likes Australian conditions because he has scored 5 centuries from 8 matches.
This will be important for Virat Kohli as a captain to select playing XI correctly and hope that he leads India to their first ever test win on Australian soil.