India played nine Tests, winnings three, losing five and drawing one. That pretty much sums up the team's performance during the year.
With calls for Dhoni's sacking getting stronger, the stunning rise of Virat Kohli, named vice captain this year, has made him a probable candidate.
It has been a great year for Kohli as the Delhi-lad became the third highest run-getter this year in ODIs, scoring 1026 runs at an average of 73.28 with five tons.
His match-winning and career-best 183 came against Pakistan while chasing a mammoth target of 330 during the Asia Cup in Bangladesh in March. He was also the highest run-getter for India in Tests, scoring 689 in nine matches at an average of 49.21.