Virat Kohli & India inches away from another history
- India have won the 5-Test series vs. England 3-0 with final Test starting tomorrow.
- If India wins the Chennai Test, it will be their 18th consecutive unbeaten Test.
- Despite the cyclone's after-effects, TNCA is confident of hosting the Test.
With a victory in the Mumbai Test against England, India sealed the five-Test series 3-0 with the final match yet to begin in Chennai.
After the loss in the first Test against Sri Lanka in 2015 during their three-Test series, Team India is yet to face defeat in the longest format. They beat Sri Lanka in that series, followed by series wins against South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand and now England and in that process, Kohli's India reclaimed the top spot in the ICC Test team rankings.
The win in the fourth Test against England last week was India's 17th consecutive Test win, and they had equalled India's longest unbeaten run of 17 Tests, notched up between September 1985 and March 1987.
Kohli and Co. will script history if they win the Chennai Test, starting Friday, which will be their 18th win in a row.
The fifth Test has been under the clouds ever since cyclone Vardah struck Chennai earlier this week resulting in heavy rainfall in the city. Although some parts of the MA Chidambaram Stadium has been damaged and the road that leads to the stadium has also been affected, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has assured that Chennai will host the fifth Test between India and England.
It rained in Chennai even on Wednesday which is why there the Indian team missed the regular training session. The players, who were stranded in the hotel room with no network and wifi, made the full use of the free time and caught up with FIFA 17 on the PS.
While the hosts have already won the series, the players seem to be quite chilled out. However, the dead rubber Test will be crucial for the English side, who will aim to win it for pride.