6 T20I Records which Virat Kohli can break: Sportsrush presents before you six records which Kohli can break against Australia.
Every time Indian captain Virat Kohli steps on the cricket ground, there are eyeballs on the records which he will break. To the amazement of cricket fans around the globe, this exercise is carried out across formats and conditions, which speak highly of Kohli’s domination in world cricket at the moment.
With the T20I leg of India’s much-awaited tour of Australia beginning on November 21 at Brisbane, Kohli will be back as the captain of the team. With Lokesh Rahul at No. 3 and Kohli at No. 4, it is highly likely that India continues with the combination which they had played in England.
Having broke numerous Test and ODI records this year, Kohli would be looking forward to T20I cricket now for he stands a handsome chance of breaking as many as six records during the three-match series in Australia.
Below are the records which Kohli can break vs Australia:
1) Most T20I runs – In 62 T20I matches, Kohli has scored 2,102 runs at an average of 48.88 and a strike rate of 136.22. Currently, Kohli is at No. 5 when it comes to most T20I runs.
While Kohli has a clear chance of surpassing New Zealand’s Martin Guptill, who has the most T20I runs (2,271) at the moment, he can surpass others ahead of him as well. To attain the No. 1 spot, Kohli requires 170 more runs. Among the others whom Kohli can overdo are Brendon McCullum (39 runs), Shoaib Malik (89) runs and Rohit Sharma (106 runs).
2) Most T20I runs in Australia – In the five T20Is that he has played down under, Kohli has scored 252 runs at an average of 84 and a strike rate of 149.11. The 30-year old Indian captain is sixth in the list of batsmen who have scored the maximum runs in Australia.
It is worth mentioning that all the five batsmen above Kohli are Australians. Kohli requires two runs to surpass Glenn Maxwell, 125 runs to surpass Cameron White, 168 runs to surpass Shane Watson, 229 runs to surpass David Warner and 294 runs to surpass Aaron Finch.
3) Most T20I half-centuries against Australia – In 11 T20Is against Australia, Kohli scored 423 runs (highest by any batsman) at an average of 60.42 and a strike rate if 144.36. Kohli is currently tied with his former Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Chris Gayle. Both of them have scored four half-centuries each against Australia. One half-century will help Kohli surpass the 39-year old southpaw.
4) Most T20I half-centuries in Australia – In five T20Is in Australia, Kohli has scored three half-centuries. Talking of scoring T20I half-centuries on the Australian soil, their captain Aaron Finch (4) leads the charts. Kohli needs one half-century to draw level with his counterpart and two to outdo him.
5) Most T20I catches by an Indian fielder – In 62 T20Is, Kohli has taken 32 catches at a rate of 0.51 catch per match. Kohli is at the moment the joint second-highest with Rohit Sharma as far as Indian fielders are concerned.
Axed southpaw Suresh Raina (42) has taken the most catches for India in T20Is. It might be really tough for Kohli to grab 11 catches in three matches to surpass Raina, however he will enter the Top 10 in the list of most catches in T20Is if he gets hold of a couple of catches in the series.
6) Most T20I catches against Australia – In 11 T20Is against Australia, Kohli has grabbed even catches at a rate of 0.63 catch per match. Currently the joint fourth-highest with Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Kohli needs four more catches to attain the No. 1 spot, which is at present with Shoaib Malik (4).
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Kohli below:
— CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) November 13, 2018
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) November 13, 2018
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) November 14, 2018
He needs rest for sure but what about test match preparation he is going to miss. Inappropriate planning of bcci. When kl rahul can take place of virat kohli for T20I series against west Indies. So why not kl rahul take place of rohit sharma for this T20I series against Australia
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