IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli returns to happy HUNTING GROUND Edgbaston, can he end 953 days of CENTURY DROUGHT? Follow Live Updates

IND vs ENG LIVE: India vs England Live Updates Virat Kohli will be seen in action at Edgbaston in Birmingham this Friday,…

IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli returns to happy HUNTING GROUND Edgbaston, can he end 953 days of CENTURY DROUGHT? Follow IND vs ENG 5th Test Live Updates
IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli returns to happy HUNTING GROUND Edgbaston, can he end 953 days of CENTURY DROUGHT? Follow IND vs ENG 5th Test Live Updates

IND vs ENG LIVE: India vs England Live Updates Virat Kohli will be seen in action at Edgbaston in Birmingham this Friday, July 1, for the fifth Test match of the postponed five-match Test series between India and England. Kohli will return to his happy hunting ground after nearly four years, and will be aiming to end his century drought. Follow IND vs Eng Live Updates, India vs England Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

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Notably, a lot has changed since Kohli last came to Edgbaston, back in 2018. Back then, he was arguably the best batter in international cricket, who used to score centuries for fun. However, things are not the same now.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli returns to happy HUNTING GROUND Edgbaston, can he end 953 days of CENTURY DROUGHT? Follow Live Updates

What happened when Kohli last came to Edgbaston?

IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli returns to happy HUNTING GROUND Edgbaston, can he end 953 days of CENTURY DROUGHT? Follow Live Updates
Virat Kohli scored a century and a half-century in his last and only Test match at the Edgbaston

Kohli’s last, and so far, his only Test outing at Edgbaston was in August of 2018. Though India lost that match against England by 31 runs, the-then Indian skipper had an excellent outing with the bat. He scored 149 runs in the first innings, and then backed it up with a knock of 51 runs in the second innings.

What has changed since then?

A lot. Basically, everything has changed, or turned upside down, for the 33-year-old lad from Delhi. Notably, before that match at Edgbaston, Kohli had 21 Test centuries to his name. But since that knock, he has scored only five Test centuries in the last four years.

Moreover, what is even more concerning for the Indian team is that Kohli has not scored a Test century for nearly three years. His last Test ton, which also happened to be his last century for the national team, came way back in November of 2019, in a Test match against Bangladesh.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli returns to happy HUNTING GROUND Edgbaston, can he end 953 days of CENTURY DROUGHT? Follow Live Updates

Virat Kohli’s stats in Test cricket till the Edgbaston Test of 2018:

Matches – 67

Runs – 5754

Average – 54.28

Centuries – 22

Fifties – 17

Ducks – 6

Virat Kohli’s stats in Test cricket since the Edgbaston Test of 2018:

Matches – 34

Runs – 2289

Average – 41.61

Centuries – 5

Half-centuries – 11

Ducks – 8

As shown clearly in the statistics, Kohli has been on a downward spiral since that fighting knock at Edgbaston. His average has gone down considerably, while the Indian fanbase has not seen a big knock from his bat in recent times. Hence, the former Indian skipper will look to turn things around at a ground that has been generous to him in the past.

IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli returns to happy HUNTING GROUND Edgbaston, can he end 953 days of CENTURY DROUGHT? Follow Live Updates

England vs India Test series schedule

5th Test: Edgbaston | July 1-5

England vs India 2022, T20I series schedule

1st T201: Ageas Bowl | July 7

2nd T20I: Edgbaston | July 9

3rd T20I: Trent Bridge | July 10

England vs India 2022, ODI series schedule

1st ODI: Kia Oval | July 12

2nd ODI: Lord’s | July 14

3rd ODI: Manchester | July 17

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IND vs ENG LIVE: Virat Kohli returns to happy HUNTING GROUND Edgbaston, can he end 953 days of CENTURY DROUGHT? Follow Live Updates

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