India are set to kickstart their two-match Test series against Bangladesh with the opener scheduled to start from November 14 (Thursday) at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. This will be India’s first full-fledged Test series against Bangladesh on Indian soil after hosting the Bangla Tigers for a one-off Test in 2017. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who will be back on the field after a short break, will be looking to continue his record-breaking run with the willow as he is on the verge of becoming India’s sixth-highest run-scorer for the Men in Blue in the longest format of the game.
Kohli, who has 7066 runs at an average of 54.77 in whites, will be eyeing to go past former India captain and present BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to become India’s sixth-highest run-scorer for India in Test cricket. Ganguly, who played his last Test match in 2008, had scored 7212 runs at 42.17 before hanging his boots.
Hence, Kohli is just 147 runs away from having another feather in his cap in what has been an illustrious career for the Indian skipper. Kohli is expected to surpass Ganguly in the Indore Test given his sensational run of form in the longest format of the game.
Apart from Kohli, experienced Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will also look to become the third Indian bowler to scalp 250 wickets on Indian soil. Ashwin is just one-wicket away from achieving the feat.