India squad for Australia Test series in 2017: Where are they now?
The last time India hosted Australia for the iconic four-match Test series was back in 2017 and the Men in Blue grabbed the bragging rights, clinching the series 2-1.
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Whenever India and Australia have taken center stage for the marquee four-match Test series, one has witnessed some exhilarating action on the cricket field. Fans shall expect no less when the heavyweight nations collide to win the Border Gavaskar Trophy.
The last time India hosted Australia for the iconic Test series was back in 2017 and the Men in Blue grabbed the bragging rights, clinching the series 2-1. It has been over five years ever since the triumph at home and the heroes of the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2017 have gone in different directions. Many are still associated with the national side while some aren’t.
1. Virat Kohli (c)
Virat Kohli was the captain of the side when the last time Australia toured India. He showed great leadership skills and helped India clinch the series. However, he was quite dismal with the bat and could only score 46 runs in three games at an average of 9.20.
Kohli went on lead to the side till January 2022 in the longest format of the game and became India’s most successful captain, with 40 wins in 68 Tests. This includes India’s historic series win against Australia on the latter’s turf in the 2018-19 tour.
Though Kohli presently is not the leader of the group, he is still the lynchpin of the batting line-up. He has featured in 104 Tests and plundered 8119 runs at an average of 48.90. When India clash against Pat Cummins & Co. in February, the onus will be on the veteran batter to deliver the goods with the bat.
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