| On Updated : Feb 14, 2020 10:13 PM IST

Watch: Virat Kohli takes on Shami, Saini at nets ahead of 1st Test against NZ

The Indian skipper doesn’t want to take it easy about his upcoming test series preparations. India are currently the #1 side in the tests and the test mace has been in the India's cabinet for the past 3 years. India have been dominant in the test cricket since Virat Kohli took over the captaincy.

Now India have a huge challenge in front of them as they take the Kiwis in their home. India have lost their ODI series very badly and they will be looking to put their dismal ODI performances aside and start the test series afresh.

Intense practice session for the skipper
India are playing a warm-up game against New Zealand A ahead of the all important 2 match test series against New Zealand. The Indian skipper has decided not to take part in the warm-up game to give more chances for the other players in the squad. But Virat Kohli is not taking it easy about his preparations as he undergoes a rigorous training session with Saini and Shami bowling rockets to him.

Here is the video clip of the Indian skipper facing speedsters Saini and Shami

India needs the beast in Virat to come out
The Indian captain and the #1 player in the world is going through a lean patch by his standards. He has been getting centuries for fun. But in the last 21 innings in ODIs he has got just 2 centuries which is quite hard to believe. The run machine from Delhi hates to get out without getting a century but in the recent past, Virat Kohli has been finding ways to get out which made the fans believe that he too is a human.

Virat Kohli has outstanding record in tests away from home
Innings – 81
Runs – 3644
100's-14
50's – 12
Avg – 46.13
SR – 55.07
HS – 200
India will be hoping their captain to lead from the front in this demanding test series.

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