India’s star batsman Virat Kohli has reached the UK ahead of the ICC World Test Championship final against Australia, which begins on June 7. India will be aiming to clinch the ICC World Test Championship as they lock horns with the Aussies from June 7 at The Oval. Virat will undoubtedly be one of the key players in India’s quest for the country’s first major ICC title since 2013. Virat took to Instagram to share a picture from London on his story. “London mornings,” said the caption of Virat’s story.
After a 2021 and first half of 2022 that went against Virat’s mammoth standards, the star batsman begins his redemption arc from Asia Cup 2022. Virat took a break of over a month from the game ahead of the tournament. In the tournament, he scored his much-anticipated 71st century after more than three years. He ended the tournament as the second highest run scorer. He scored 276 runs in five matches at an average of 92.00 with one century and two fifties.
Later that year at the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, Virat played the innings of a lifetime, scoring 82* against Pakistan in a tense run chase at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He ended the tournament as the leading run-scorer with 296 runs in six matches at an average of 98.67 and a strike rate of 136.41. He scored four fifties with a best score of 82*.
Kohli started the year 2023 with an ODI century against Sri Lanka. He continued his impressive run at the big events, finishing as the second-highest run-scorer and highest run-scorer for India in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. In four matches, he scored 297 runs at an average of 49.50 with a best score of 186.
Virat had a great IPL 2023 season, in 14 matches of IPL 2023, he scored 639 runs at an average of 53.25 and a strike rate above 139. He has scored two centuries and six half-centuries this season, with his best score being 101*. He is the third highest run scorer in the league so far.
In international cricket in 2022, he has so far scored 724 runs in 15 innings of 13 matches at an average of 51.71. He has scored three centuries and one half-century with a best score of 186.
Since his return to the game in Asia Cup 2022, Virat has scored 1,596 runs in 38 innings with five centuries and eight fifties. His runs have come at an average of 53.20.
Indian team for WTC final:
India’s squad for WTC final: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat, Ishan Kishan (wk).
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mukesh Kumar and Suryakumar Yadav have been named as stand-by players for the high-stakes match.
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