Indian skipper Virat Kohli is on the cusp of breaking former Pakistan great Javed Miandad‘s 26-year-old record. Kohli needs to score another 19 runs to overtake Miandad’s record. The former Pakistan legendary batsman has the most number of runs while playing against West Indies. The former talismanic batsman had amassed 1930 runs against the mighty Windies side in the 64 innings he played against them.
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Subsequently, Kohli has thus far scored 1912 runs in only 33 innings against the Carribean side. Thus, if Kohli gets 19 more runs, he would leapfrog Miandad’s tally of most runs against the Windies. Furthermore, Kohli will take 30 innings less than former Pakistan skipper.
Kohli is the most consistent ODI batsman.
Meanwhile, Kohli didn’t get a chance to bat in the first One Day International against West Indies at Guyana. The match was called off after rain played a killjoy. Only 13 overs were bowled by the Indian team as West Indies managed to score 54-1.
On the other hand, India had convincingly clinched the T20I series by 3-0. Kohli had scored a fine knock of 59 runs in the last T20I which had helped India win by seven wickets.
Kohli is the most consistent batsman in the world and he would like to be at the top of his game in the ongoing tour of the West Indies.
The Indian captain was India’s second-highest run-getter in the World Cup as he scored 443 runs in the nine innings at an average of 55.43. Kohli scored five half-centuries in the tournament. However, he could not deliver the goods in the semifinal against New Zealand.
Meanwhile, India will look to put paid to their number four woes. Shreyas Iyer is expected to get his chances at the troublesome position. The right-hander had recently scored 187 runs for India A in the four innings he played against West Indies A.
India will play West Indies in the second ODI at Trinidad on 11th August.