Top 5 Bowlers Who Have Dismissed Virat Kohli Most Times In International Cricket

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Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli holds various records to his name. The run-machine is at the top of ICC rankings in both Test and ODI formats, while he is ninth when it comes to T20I rankings. His talent is there for all to see, but sometimes, even the best in business suffer from an indifferent form.

In the ongoing tour of New Zealand, Kohli has struggled to make an impact. India managed to win the T20I series despite the 31-year-old mixed bag of performances. In the ODIs though, the story has been very different.

Kohli scored 51 runs in the first ODI of the three-match series, but couldn’t inspire his team to victory. On Saturday, in the second ODI, the right-handed batsman could only manage 15 runs when he was dismissed by Kiwis pacer Tim Southee.

It was the record ninth time, that Southee claimed the Indian skipper’s wicket in international cricket, across all formats.

With that said, today, we will take a look at the list of top five bowlers who have taken Virat Kohli’s wicket on the most number of occasions:

5) Adam Zampa:

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The Australian bowler is tied with Rampaul as he too, has taken Kohli’s wicket seven times in international cricket. Although Zampa has played 21 matches against Kohli and required four more games than Rampaul to achieve the feat.

In his career, the 27-year-old promising bowler has played 51 ODI games for his country. In that period, he has 70 wickets at an average of 35.86.

Moreover, Zampa has played 27 T20 matches for Australia bagging 28 wickets at an average of 20.43.

*Note: Apart from Zampa and Rampaul, Morne Morkel and Nathan Lyon too have dismissed Kohli seven times in international cricket, but they required more games to do so.

Morkel achieved the feat in 29 matches, while Lyon did it in 25 games.

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