As the ICC World Testing Championship final in India against Australia approaches, due to start on June 7 at The Oval, all eyes are on star slugger Virat Kohli, who has been back in form across all formats since the end of 2022. His attention is drawn to the prestigious Test Championship mace, for which he will need to show his best against Australia, a rival he loves to play against. Virat really enjoys playing against Australia. In 24 Tests against Australia, he scored 1979 runs with an average of 48.26, with eight tons and five fifties. His best score is 186. In all formats against Australia, Virat played 92 matches in which he scored 4945 points on an average of 50.97. His best score is 186. He scored 16 centuries and 24 fifties against the Australians.
As he prepares to hit big in a title fight, let’s take a look at some of the records Kohli can break during the match.
Most runs by a player in ICC tournament knockout matches
Virat currently has a total of 620 runs in ICC tournament playoff matches. Over his 16 innings in 15 elimination games, Virat scored 620 points with an average of 51.66. He scored six fifties in knockout matches, with a best score of 96*. In the event that he scores high, he will surpass legends like Sachin Tendulkar (657 runs in 14 KOs with one century and five fifties) and Ricky Ponting (731 runs in 18 innings with three centuries and fifty) to become the “king of » ICC. elimination matches.
Most tests against bowler
Cheteswar Pujara holds this record. He won a total of 570 runs against Nathan Lyon. Virat is in fourth place with 511 runs against the same bowler, with Steve Smith (520 runs against Stuart Broad) and Kumar Sangakkara (531 runs against Saeed Ajmal) leading him. A huge score will allow Virat to pass these superstars and take the throne.
Most international runs by an Indian slugger in England
Rahul Dravid currently has the most international cricket runs in England by an Indian player. In 46 matches, England amassed 2,645 runs against an England average of 55.10, totaling eight centuries and 15 fifties. Sachin is in second place with 2626 runs in 43 matches with seven centuries and 12 centuries. Virat is in third place with 2,574 runs in 56 three-centuries and 18 fifties matches at an average of 40.85. Virat only needs 72 runs to climb to the top in this aspect.
Virat to touch two frontiers against Australia
In Tests against Australia, Virat scored 1,979 runs with an average of 48.26 with eight centuries and five fifties in 24 matches. He only needs 21 runs to get 2,000 runs in Test cricket against Australia. In international cricket, Virat scored 4,945 runs at an average of 50.97 in 92 matches against Australia. He needs 55 more runs to hit the 5,000 mark against Australia.
Most ICC playoff matches
The great Australian Ricky Ponting has played the most ICC playoff matches in various tournaments such as the 50 points World Cup, the 20 points World Cup and the Champions Cup. In total, he played 18 such matches. Yuvraj Singh played 17 such matches and Virat, Sachin and M.S. The Dhonis played 15 knockout matches each. Virat will surpass Sachin and Dhoni to become the player with the third most played ICC playoffs.
950 fours in Test cricket
So far, Virat has scored 941 fours in the longer format. He needs to hit nine more to touch the 950 mark. Sachin Tendulkar (2058 fours) has the most fours in Test cricket.
Most Test centuries by an Indian against Australia
Sachin Tendulkar currently has 11 Test centuries against Australia, more than any Indian. Sunil Gavaskar and Virat have eight each. In the event that Virat scores a century, Virat will become the Indian player with the second-highest Test century against Australia, nine in total.
Most international Indian centuries in SENA countries by age 34
South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia are SENA countries where Indians have historically not had a very good reputation. But by the age of 34, Sachin has lived 22 centuries in these countries, and Virat is 21 years old. He needs another century to match Sachin’s record and two straight tons in the WTC finals to overtake Sachin and become India’s best player. master in overseas conditions.
Fastest up to 76 centuries
Virat is currently at 75 international centuries. If he hits his 76th ton against Australia in the WTC Final, he will reach that milestone in 555 innings, faster than Sachin (587 innings).
Most international hundreds against a team
Sachin has 20 international tons against Australia, which is more than any player against a team. Legendary Australian batter Don Bradman has 19 against England and Sachin has 17 against Sri Lanka. Virat is fourth with 16 centuries against Australia. It would take him one century to tie Sachin’s score with Sri Lanka, and two straight tons would put him in third place with 18 tons.
First Indian since Surav Ganguly to score a century in an ICC final
Ganguly won the century for India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2000. Since then, no Indian has been able to win a century in the final of the ICC tournament. Virat may be the one to break the drought of this age.
Australia finished top of the WTC table with 11 wins, three losses and five draws from 19 matches, while India finished second with 10 wins, five losses and three draws.
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