- DRS will be run on a trial basis during the England series.
- Virat Kohli and co. are not losing their heads over the usage of DRS
The much-anticipated five-match Test series against England will kick-start on Wednesday. It is a historic moment as Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot will host the first-ever Test match and the factor which has been hogging all the limelight is that DRS will make its debut in India under the reign of Virat Kohli.
BCCI have been resisting the usage of DRS for years now and captain Kohli has successfully turned the tides and has convinced India cricket’s governing body to let it run on a trial basis.
Kohli had said after taking over the captain’s hat in Tests that he was open to using DRS unlike MS Dhoni, who still has doubts about its veracity.
However, India does not have much time to adapt to the system as they had not been using DRS like the other cricketing nations across the world. On the other hand, England will have a slight advantage while using it as they have been a regular user of DRS.
Kohli’s men are all fired-up to repeat a 1993 whitewash but they will have to use the DRS system wisely in order to get the best results out of it.
Meanwhile, England, who have won three consecutive Test series against India and were the only side to beat India at their backyard in recent times, will come into this series as underdogs against Kohli and co. England’s Test series victory against India back in 2012-2013 in the sub-continent really does not matter as they are yet to face this no.1 side in the world. On top of that, Kohli will have the slight advantage of DRS on the green top of Rajkot. However, the Indian skipper is unlikely to lose his sleep over it.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:02 PM IST