The stage is set for the final of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, where the hosts India will take on the five-time champions Australia for the title clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 19th November. As both teams will take on the field on Sunday, all eyes will be on the leading run-scorer of the tournament, Virat Kohli.
Veteran India batter Virat Kohli has been in breathtaking form in this World Cup as he amassed a record 711 runs from 10 matches in the ongoing tournament so far and became the batter to score most runs in a single edition of the World Cup surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 673 runs in 2003 World Cup. Apart from this, Kohli also broke Sachin’s record of most ODI centuries as he smashed his 50th century in the format in the semi-final against New Zealand in Mumbai.
Due to his consistent scoring in almost every game, Virat Kohli has been a crucial player for India to get into the World Cup final on Sunday, where he will be facing one of his favorite opponents. Australia is one of the teams against which Kohli loves to score big runs. In their previous outing in Chennai where both teams played their opening match of the World Cup, Kohli turned out to be a savior for India with his 85-run knock after the team was struggling by losing 3 wickets for just 2 runs in chase of 200 runs. He produced a match-winning partnership with KL Rahul as India successfully chased the target despite a top-order collapse.
Talking about the upcoming game, the Australian pacers like Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood could provide a tough challenge to Kohli. On the other hand, right-arm spinner and second-highest-wicket-taker of the tournament Adam Zampa could also trouble him in the middle overs.
Kohli shares great stats against Starc and Zampa but has been seen struggling to score runs against Hazlewood. The right-arm pacer has dismissed Kohli five times by bowling 88 balls against him in the ODI format. Let’s have a look at the stats of Virat Kohli against Hazlewood, Starc and Zampa in ODIs.
Virat Kohli vs Mitchell Starc Stats
Virat Kohli vs Adam Zampa Stats
- Virat Kohli Stats and Records in Narendra Modi Stadium Ahmedabad
- Virat Kohli Stats and Records in ICC World Cup 2023
- Virat Kohli Vs Australia Stats & Records in ODI
- Virat Kohli 90 to 99 Out List
- Virat Kohli Total Centuries in All Formats 2023 (ODI, Test, T20, IPL)
- Virat Kohli Last 10 Innings Records For ODI, Test, and T20
It will be interesting to how Virat Kohli will take on these bowlers in different of the game in the big final in Ahmedabad on Sunday.