India vs England 4th Test Southampton: It seems India captain Virat Kohli has made former English captain Michael Vaughan his fan. Vaughan recently made a prediction where he felt Kohli will score a century in the Southampton Test. Kohli hit his 22nd and 23rd Test century already in the series, at Edgbaston and Nottingham. In a response to a query on Twitter, where a user asked him whether Kohli will score a century in the next Test, Vaughan wrote that the chances of Kohli touching the three-figure mark for the third time in the series are highly likely.Also Read - IPL is Proving to be a Wonderful Instrument in Globalising Cricket, Sourav Ganguly Reacts as BCCI Announce Ahmedabad and Lucknow as Two New Teams
The statement by Vaughan is also a testament to the form Kohli is in. Also Read - LIVE IPL Auction: OFFICIAL | RPSG Group Takes Lucknow with 7000 Crore Bid, CVC Capital Bags Ahmedabad
Meanwhile, Kohli’s scores of 97 and 103 at Nottingham took him to a career-best 937 points in ICC’s latest Test rankings. Also Read - IPL New Team Auction: Sanjiv Goenka's RPSG Group Bags Lucknow; CVC Capital Wins Ahmedabad Franchise
The 29-year-old had reached the number one spot after totalling 200 runs in the first Test at Edgbaston, but scores of 23 and 17 at Lord’s meant he slipped back down.
He is now only one point outside the top 10 of an all-time rating points list: Don Bradman (961 points), Steve Smith (947), Len Hutton (945), Jack Hobbs and Ricky Ponting (both on 942), Peter May (941), and Gary Sobers, Clyde Walcott, Vivian Richards and Kumar Sangakkara (all on 938 points).
With India winning at Nottingham, it makes the 4th Test at Southampton interesting as the visiting side now has the confidence and the conditions there will suit the Indian style of play.
Here is the Indian team for the last two Tests.
Virat Kohli (C), Dhawan, Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Pujara, Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ashwin, Jadeja, Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Shami, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Karun Nair, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hanuma Vihari