Complete list of India's Test captains; Virat Kohli set to join

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Virat Kohli is set to make India Test captaincy debut when he walks out for the toss against Australia in Brisbane on December 4 (Thursday).

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With regular skipper MS Dhoni ruled out of the four-Test series opener due to injury, Kohli will become India's 32nd Test captain in the first match at the Gabba. India's first ever Test captain was CK Nayudu who led the team against England in 1932 at Lord's.


Full list of India's Test captains (31 so far)

  1. CK Nayudu 1932-34 (4 Tests)
  2. Maharajah of Vizianagram 1936 (3)
  3. Nawab of Pataudi 1946 (3)
  4. Lala Amarnath 1947-52 (15)
  5. Vijay Hazare 1951-53 (14)
  6. Vinoo Mankad 1955-59 (6)
  7. Ghulam Ahmed 1955-59 (3)
  8. Polly Umrigar 1955-58 (8)
  9. Hemu Adhikari 1959 (4)
  10. Datta Gaekwad 1959 (4)
  11. Pankaj Roy 1959 (1)
  12. Gulabrai Ramchand 1959-60 (5)
  13. Nari Contractor 1960-62 (12)
  14. Mansur Ali Khan 1962-75 (40)
  15. Chandu Borde 1967 (1)
  16. Ajit Wadekar 1971-74 (16)
  17. Srinivas Venkataraghavan 1974-79 (5)
  18. Sunil Gavaskar 1976-85 (47)
  19. Bishan Singh Bedi 1976-78 (22)
  20. GR Viswanath 1980 (2)
  21. Kapil Dev 1983-87 (34)
  22. Dilip Vengsarkar 1987-89 (10)
  23. Ravi Shastri 1988 (1)
  24. Kris Srikkanth 1989 (4)
  25. Mohammad Azharuddin 1990-99 (47)
  26. Sachin Tendulkar 1996-2000 (25)
  27. Sourav Ganguly 2000-05 (49)
  28. Rahul Dravid 2003-07 (25)
  29. Virender Sehwag 2005-12 (4)
  30. Anil Kumble 2007-08 (14)
  31. MS Dhoni 2008 to present (58)
  32. Virat Kohli (to captain in 1st Test against Australia in Brisbane from December 4)

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