Virat Kohli is the only batsman who averages above 50 in all formats of the gentleman's game. He is also among the top 5 batsmen in all the formats. He averages 52.37 in Tests, 59.31 in ODIs, and 51.31 in T20Is as of March 19, 2021.
He adjusts his game to suit all formats of the game. In T20Is, he faces stiff competition from his Indian teammate KL Rahul as the best Indian batsman in the shortest format of the game. Kohli takes the number 5th spot, while Rahul is at 4th in ICC Men’s T20I rankings for top batsmen.
Cricwizz takes a look at some of the mind-blowing statistics of Virat Kohli, The T20I star.
He is the first player to score 3000 T20I runs. He currently has 3079 runs in 89 T20Is.
108.30 while chasing in won causes
He averages a Bradmanesque 108.30 while chasing in won causes in T20Is. In comparison, his average in won causes while batting first is 33.15.
Overall, Kohli averages 83.76 while chasing, but when setting a target, he averages 33.84.
In won matches for India, he averages 62.75 with 19 fifties. In lost matches, he averages 38.36 with 8 fifties.
He has been not out 16 times out of 29 times India have won while chasing, meaning Kohli has carried the team through to the finishing line 55 percent of the time.
73% fifties in winning cause
19 out of his 27 fifties in T20Is have come in winning causes and that means 73 percent of his fifties have seen India celebrating a win.
In World T20, he averages 86.63 with 9 fifties in 16 innings. But he is yet to lift a World T20 title. The closest he came in the 2014 World T20 when India lost the final to Sri Lanka.
His best came under captain MS Dhoni. He averages 57.75 under MSD. But under his own captaincy, he averages 45.87. It could be due to that Kohli, the captain, has often sacrificed his No 3 spot to a youngster, but under MSD, he has always played at his favorite No 3 position and made ample use of the opportunity.
He averages 58.22 at No 3, having scored 23 out of 27 fifties in that position in 57 T20I matches.
Averages 106.83 in 2016
His best T20I year was in 2016 when he scored 641 runs @ 106.83 with 7 fifties in 15 T20I matches.
He reserves his best for Asian rivals – Sri Lanka and Pakistan. He averages 84.66 against Pakistan with 2 fifties in 6 games, and 84.75 against Sri Lanka with 4 fifties in 7 games.
Please note: All stats up to March 19, 2021
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