As the five-time World Cup champions, Australia, gear up to face India in the final of the World Cup 2023, Virat Kohli stands out with a remarkable performance, creating a ‘unique average record’ in ICC white-ball games.
The Indian batting line-up, often criticized for faltering in crucial encounters, has displayed a different narrative in this tournament. Key players, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, have been instrumental in India’s journey to the final, showcasing their batting prowess.
Rohit Sharma’s explosive starts have provided crucial momentum, but it’s Virat Kohli who has emerged as the anchor of the team. In the course of 10 games, Kohli has notched up three centuries and five half-centuries, amassing a staggering average of 101.57 in the ongoing World Cup.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has unveiled events for the IND vs AUS World Cup 2023 final at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, heightening the anticipation for the clash between two cricketing giants.
When it comes to averages in ICC white-ball tournaments, Virat Kohli’s name consistently tops the list. With a blistering average of 69.61, Kohli boasts the best average among players with a minimum of 1000 runs in ICC white-ball competitions.
In achieving this feat, Kohli surpasses legendary figures like Viv Richards, Saeed Anwar, and Sourav Ganguly. His consistent performance throughout the tournament has solidified his reputation as one of the finest batsmen in white-ball cricket.
Kohli’s journey in the World Cup 2023 began on a high note, delivering a brilliant knock of 85 under pressure when India lost three early wickets. He has recorded centuries against Bangladesh, South Africa, and New Zealand, narrowly missing two more against Sri Lanka and New Zealand in the league stage, departing on 88 and 95, respectively.
As the high-magnitude final approaches at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium, Virat Kohli stands as one of India’s key players. His stellar form positions him as a potential game-changer, capable of steering India to their third World Cup victory in the history of ODI cricket. The cricketing world awaits the clash between India and Australia, with Virat Kohli poised to leave an indelible mark on the grand stage.