Kohli's greatest achievement has to be making India win Test matches consistently in SENA.
The brittle Indian batting line-up meant the visitors failed to conquer South Africa for the eighth successive tour spread over a little over 29 years.
Poulsen expressed confidence that the team will bounce back under new coach Domenico Tedesco.
Hosts Kerala are placed in Group A, which consists of heavyweights West Bengal and Punjab. Rajasthan and Meghalaya are the other teams in the group.
The Kerala shuttler missed out on a bronze medal going down to eventual champion Loh Kean Yew of Singapore in the quarterfinals of the World Championships.
The all-rounder played a big role in Kerala qualifying for the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinals by topping Elite Group D.
Rohit has been impressive with his tactics and calm demeanour, but full-time captaincy will be a different challenge altogether.
Vishnu, who is known for big-hitting, has boosted his IPL prospects with a sensational knock against Tamil Nadu in the Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
India's shock exit was symbolic of their failure to get going in crunch games under the combination of Kohli and Shastri.
Dravid brings a sense of calmness to the Indian dressing room and the optimism that he will make a bunch of quality players into world-beaters.
The 75-year-old coach has been moulding international and national jumpers for more than four decades.
The Black Caps are a very organised unit led by the astute Willamson.