India’s captain Virat Kohli will look to put to rest, all the off-field controversies after coach Anil Kumble’s controversial exit as India gear up for the first ODI against a second-string West Indies at the Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Interestingly, a year ago it was at the Caribbean Islands where Kumble started his journey as the chief national coach, but a lot has changed since then after the former leg-spinner quit his post following India’s defeat against Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final in England.
“It should be a good track to bat on once the moisture dries off. We feel the wicket would slow down. It has been good (about captaincy). It’s a learning experience. I’ve enjoyed the responsibility of being a captain. Always love coming back here. We love the place and playing here,” said Kohli.
The home team. who won the toss and put the visitors into bat, has a cumulative ODI experience of 213 matches between 13 players with skipper Jason Holder as the most-capped player with 58 matches.