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Virat Kohli’s record in ICC finals ahead of the IND vs SA T20 World Cup clash

Virat Kohli’s record in ICC finals ahead of the IND vs SA T20 World Cup clash

Will it be Virat Kohli's day out at Kensington Oval, Barbados, against South Africa in the T20 World Cup final? What do the old stats say about King Kohli in ICC finals?

Virat Kohli, who needs no introduction, a big-match player with over 12,000 runs across all formats in his career. Kohli has been known for performing in heavyweight clashes, whether dismantling the Australian cricket team or taking on Pakistan. He has always been there for the Indian team.

However, in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024, Virat Kohli has been out of form, scored just 75 runs in 7 matches. As India prepares for the final against South Africa at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, it could be Kohli’s moment of redemption. South Africa has been one of Kohli’s favorite opponents in ICC matches. In their last encounter in the 2014 T20 World Cup semifinal, Kohli scored 72 runs, taking on players like Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, and Wayne Parnell.

Looking ahead to June 29, Kohli has a chance to shine against the Proteas once again. But before we anticpate his upcoming redemption, let’s see Kohli’s record in ICC finals.

Virat Kohli record in ICC finals

RunsAgainstTournament
35Sri LankaODI World Cup Final (2011)
43EnglandChampions Trophy final (2013)
77Sri LankaT20 World Cup final (2014)
5PakistanChampions Trophy final (2017)
44
13
New ZealandWorld Test Championship final (2021)
14
49
AustraliaWorld Test Championship final (2023)
54AustraliaODI World Cup Final (2023)

Apart from his innings of 77 against Sri Lanka in the 2014 T20 World Cup final and 54 against Australia in the 2021 50-over World Cup, both of which came in losing causes, Virat Kohli has played pivotal roles in a few other matches. His innings of 35 runs against Sri Lanka in the 2011 ODI World Cup final and 43 runs against England in the 2013 Champions Trophy were crucial contributions that led India to victory.

Since Virat Kohli is anticipated to open, as he has been doing throughout the T20 World Cup matches this time, if he can contribute with 35–40 runs at a healthy strike rate, it could be enough. His new role seems to focus on providing an aggressive start, just like it did in IPL 2024.

Virat Kohli record against South Africa in T20I

Matches13
Runs318
Average35.33
Strike Rate134.18
Highest Score72*
50s2
100s0
Ducks0
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