England v India: Virat Kohli faces questions over batting and captaincy

Virat Kohli


Virat Kohli made 115, 141 and 147 in his first three innings as Test captain in 2014
Venue: Kia Oval Date: 2-6 September Time: 11:00 BST
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For so long has Virat Kohli been the man who could do no wrong that when things wobble for India there seems to be a cosmic disturbance, a rearrangement of the order of things.

He last made a Test century in November 2019. He has not scored a hundred for India in any format for 51 innings.

After a remarkable win over England at Lord’s, India were thumped by an innings inside four days at Emerald Headingley.

A thrilling series – poised at 1-1 with two Tests to play – resumes at the Kia Oval on Thursday and Kohli holds the key to whether India can bounce back.

What has gone wrong with Kohli’s batting?

Against swing bowlers, he seems to be…