Virat Kohli will lead India without precedent for Tests after it was affirmed that MS Dhoni will miss the Adelaide Test beginning tomorrow because of a thumb harm. This is the first Test Dhoni will miss since the Adelaide Test in January 2012. The damage implies the move down wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha will get to play his third Test.
Dhoni had been forgotten from the first Test, initially planned to start on December 4, to permit him time to recoup from a hairline split on his right thumb. India would not have liked to hazard irritating the damage with the World Cup close. Notwithstanding, with the Test pushed to December 9, there was much hypothesis over whether he would play, having had five additional days to recoup.
By the way, Kohli will make his captaincy debut at the same venue where he had scored the first of his six Test tons till date; on India’s past visit to Australia, Kohli had been one of the few positives for the group, scoring 116 in the first innings at the Adelaide Oval. He has played 29 Tests general in this way, averaging 39.46.
Saha had additionally played that 2012 Adelaide Test, two years after his introduction match against South Africa in Nagpur. Wicketkeeping obligations aside, he had indicated respectable touch with the bat in two warm-up recreations the Indians had played before the Tests, scoring two fifties.