Virat Kohli has been the standout performer with the bat in the ongoing five-match Test series between India and England. The Indian skipper has been head and shoulders above the rest, having amassed 440 runs at an average of 73.33 in six innings — the next best being Jonny Bairstow with 206 runs in five innings. The stylish right-hander has already hit two centuries and two fifties in the series. When asked on Twitter about the likelihood of another Kohli hundred during the crucial 4th Test at The Rose Bowl in Southampton, former England captain Michael Vaughan gave a simple answer — “highly likely”.
Kohli had a torrid time during the 2014 series in England but has tackled his past failings with much gusto and sheer brilliance. Despite being tested by the swing of James Anderson and Stuart Broad, Kohli has risen to the occasion and battled the English, single-handedly at times.
However, there were signs of fight from other Indian batsmen, namely Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, during the third Test at Trent Bridge, which bodes well for the Indian team going into the penultimate Test of the series. Kohli returned to the top of the International Cricket Council’s Test batting rankings following his man-of-the-match effort at Trent Bridge