India’s Virat Kohli leads ICC Rankings

India’s Virat Kohli in action during the second one day international cricket match against Australia in Visakhapatnam, India.
AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi/ file
AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi/ file

India’s star batsman Virat Kohli who recently ended the one-day series against Australia with 344 runs with three centuries and two half centuries is now ranked the number one-day international batsman in the world. The 24-yr-old averaged 114.66 in the just completed series with Australia.

India won the seven-match series 3-2 with bad weather causing the abandonment of two games. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli All Slammed centuries against Australia. India ranks at the ICC standings as number one in the one-day internationals and third in Tests and Twenty20.India is a highly ranked team and its players understand their specific roles thus making the captain’s job much easier.

SUNIL NARINE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE TEST SQUAD

Sunil Narine is West Indies top spinner and in spite of his Test statistics, he should have been in the Test squad. Whenever Narine strikes, there is the possibility that he can pick up three to four wickets per innings. The West Indies squad do not have many strike bowlers. Kemar Roach and Narine are the outstanding strike bowlers.

NARSINGH DEONARINE OR VEERASAMMY PERMAUL?

Veerasammy Permaul should be chosen for the first Test match against India. This is not because he is a better player but his type of bowling is needed for the Test game.

TEAM INDIA WILL PLAY AGGRESSIVE CRICKET

Captain Mahendra Singh and his team will be going after the Test matches to show that they are competitive at Test cricket as well as One Day Internationals. India squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Muralivijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, mahendra Singh Dhoni [captain], Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pragyan Ojha, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Ajnr Urethane, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma.

West Indies squad:Chris Gayle, Kieron Powell, Kirk Edwards, Darren Bravo, Marlon samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Denesh Ramdin, Darren Sammy [captain], Tino Best, Kemar Roach, Veerasammy Permaul, Sheldon Cotterell, Shane Shillingford, Chadwick Walton and Narsingh Deonarine.

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