V Kohli is all set to become the second captain to lead India in 50 Tests.

V Kohli has led India in 49 tests. He would be leading India in the 50th test in the second test against South Africa at Pune scheduled to start from 10th of this month. He would become the second captain to lead India in 50 plus tests after MS Dhoni. MS Dhoni has led India in 60 tests, He also would become the 17th captain to lead a team in 50 plus tests in the annals of test cricket

Prior to the start of the second test at Pune, SC Ganguly and V Kohli have led India In 49 Tests.  The following table lists the performance of these three captains – MS Dhoni, SC Ganguly, and V Kohli.

Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
MS Dhoni 2008-2014 60 27 18 0 15 1.50 45.00 30.00
SC Ganguly 2000-2005 49 21 13 0 15 1.61 42.85 26.53
V Kohli 2014-2019 49 29 10 0 10 2.90 59.18 20.40

India has won most tests under V Kohli – 29 Tests.  One more Test win would fetch V Kohli his 30th win. If he wins one more test, he would then become the sixth captain in the annals of test cricket to win 30 plus tests. The following table lists the other five Test captains who have won 30 plus Tests

No Player Span Mat Won Lost Tied Draw W/L %W %L
1 GC Smith (ICC/SA) 2003-2014 109 53 29 0 27 1.82 48.62 26.60
2 RT Ponting (AUS) 2004-2010 77 48 16 0 13 3.00 62.33 20.77
3 SR Waugh (AUS) 1999-2004 57 41 9 0 7 4.55 71.92 15.78
4 CH Lloyd (WI) 1974-1985 74 36 12 0 26 3.00 48.64 16.21
5 AR Border (AUS) 1984-1994 93 32 22 1 38 1.45 34.40 23.65
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