If Team India has to play the final with Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on November 13, then it will have to first beat the England team at the Adelaide ground. Superb form and figures of Virat Kohli in Adelaide are no less than an X factor for Team India.
Team India will not only expect a good innings from Virat Kohli, who has scored the highest 246 runs in this World Cup, but there is also a chance for Virat to make a record in this match.
Virat is 42 runs away from scoring 4,000 runs –
Virat Kohli stands just 42 runs away from scoring 4,000 runs in T20Is. If he manages to bat well in this match against England, then the team as well as himself can touch the 4,000-run mark.
If he manages to do so, he will become the first batsman to complete 4,000 runs in T20Is. Currently, Kohli has 3,958 runs in 106 innings of 114 matches at an average of 52.77 and a strike rate of 138.15. He is still at number one in terms of runs scored in T20Is.
Kohli’s journey in this World Cup –
Talking about this World Cup, Virat Kohli’s form has been excellent. He has scored 246 runs in 5 innings of this World Cup at an average of 123 and 138.98. He played 3 half-centuries in 246 runs. Kohli scored 82 against Pakistan, 62 against Netherlands, 64 against Bangladesh and 26 against Zimbabwe. He has been unbeaten thrice in 5 innings.
Adelaide is lucky for Kohli –
The Adelaide ground has been lucky for Kohli. He has scored runs in all formats here at an average of 75.58. He scored the first Test century of his career at this ground. Apart from this, here he has played 2 T20I matches and remained unbeaten. He scored an unbeaten 90 against Australia in 2016 and 64 against Bangladesh in this World Cup.