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5 reasons why Virat Kohli got off to a great start as captain

Virat Kohli has taken India to the top position in Test rankings. This young side looks good to stay there for long.

Top 5 / Top 10 12 Oct 2016, 21:28 IST
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#2 A balanced side with good bench strength

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Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is called upon depending on the pitch

The past Indian sides did not have the balance this Indian side has. When the team needs to play five bowlers, they have options. If the pitch has some grass like the Kolkata wicket, Kohli can turn to Bhuvaneshwar Kumar on the bench and if it looks as if it's going to spin, he can call on the bankable Amit Mishra.

When there is a need to play an extra batsman, Kohli has Rohit Sharma waiting in the wings.

India played with 3 different openers in three Test matches against New Zealand. Injuries are inevitable on the cricket field, but if the team has replacements ready, then the team can maintain the momentum, which is so crucial in today's game.

A side with such a bench strength will always be up for any challenge. 

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