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Virat Kohli or Ishan Kishan: Who should open for India in T20 World Cup?

Virat Kohli or Ishan Kishan: Who should open for India in T20 World Cup?

Take a look at the statistical comparison between Virat Kohli and Ishan Kishan ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024.

The race for the opening spot in the Indian team is heating up for the upcoming T20 World Cup. While skipper Rohit Sharma is fixed as one of the openers for India in T20 WC, BCCI will have their task cut out in finalizing the second opener for the Men in Blue. There are several names on the list, but Virat Kohli and Ishan Kishan are likely to be the two front-runners for the spot. Let us give you statistical comparison between the two batters.

Virat Kohli or Ishan Kishan?

Playing in IPL 2024, Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer in the ongoing edition. So far, Kohli has scored 430 runs in nine innings with a strike rate of 145.76. He is averaging 61.43. Speaking about Ishan Kishan’s recent performances, the left-handed batter has managed to score just 192 runs in eight innings. However, Kishan boasts a strike rate of 168.42, and averaging 24.

Virat Kohli T20I records

Speaking about Virat Kohli numbers in T20Is, the right-handed batter has improved stats as compared to Kishan, Take a look:

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
T20Is117109314037122*51.762905138.16137361117500

Ishan Kishan T20I records

FORMATMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
T20Is323217968925.67640124.3706793613
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