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Virat Kohli Joins MS Dhoni, Mohammed Azharuddin In Elite Captaincy List

Kohli is leading in his 95th ODI game against England in Pune.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is leading India for the 200th time in international cricket and has joined an elite captaincy list in the process. The right-handed batsman was named as India captain in January 2017 after MS Dhoni stepped down from the role. Throughout his career so far, Kohli has captained India in 60 Tests, and 45 T20Is, and on Sunday, he will be captaining the team in his 95th ODI.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has joined the likes of MS Dhoni, Mohammed Azharuddin who have led India in more matches than Kohli. While Dhoni has led India in 332 international games, Azharduddin has led his team in 221 games. 

BCCI President and former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly is next best on the list with 196 matches as captain. Kapil Dev with 108 games is fifth on the list.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli once again lost the toss in the decider and was asked to bat first. The openers Rohit Sharma (37) and Shikhar Dhawan (67) added 103 runs for the first wicket. India lost four quick wickets after the century stand and went down from 103 for no loss to 157 for four. 

Also Read: Watch – Virat Kohli Castled By Moeen Ali For 7 In the 3rd ODI

While Adil Rashid dismissed both the openers, Kohli fell for the ninth time in international cricket to Moeen Ali. Liam Livingston then dismissed KL Rahul who fell for 7 to a soft dismissal. 

Moeen Ali Gets Virat Kohli For 9th Time In International Cricket

The pitch has been a good one for batting so far and has assisted spin as was evident in the case of both the wickets. While England are playing with two spinners, India have just one in the form of Krunal Pandya. India have included T Natarajan in place of Kuldeep Yadav who was taken for plenty in the last game.

England took a lead in the Test series and the T20Is but still failed to win the series. A win in the second ODI helped England draw level in the three-match series. A win in the third ODI will mean that India will win across all formats in the series against England.

Also Read: Watch: Adil Rashid Bamboozles Rohit Sharma With a Googly in 3rd ODI

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