India, Nov. 22 -- Before India travelled to Australia for the upcoming series, a big news came out from the BCCI camp. India captain Virat Kohli was granted paternity leave in December which meant that he will only play the first Test against Australia and will miss the remaining Test matches. It was a big call and while many cricketing pundits have dubbed it as a necessary move for Kohli to be with his family, many are also wondering how the India batting order will fare in Kohli's absence.

Kohli had a fantastic season the last time around in Australia as he had scored 282 runs in 4 Tests at an average of 40.29. Under his leadership, the Indian team had created history becoming the first Asian nation to win a Test series Down Under.

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