Virat Kohli’s is gearing up for Australia in a three match T20I series starting from September 20th. Kohli has a very good record against Australia. Virat Kohli vs Australia in T20I is a complete different story. “He likes a fight, he likes a scrap, and he loves playing against Australia.”
Virat Kohli has scored 718 runs against Australia in T20Is off 19 innings, with an average of 59.89 runs and a strike rate of 146.23 He has remained not out eight times and has played a key role in winning several T20I matches against Australia.
In his excellent T20I record and stats. He had never scored a hundred in T20Is but in the recently concluded Asia Cup, he got to his first T20I hundred against Afghanistan. Kohli smashed an unbeaten 122 Runs and registered his 71st international century after a long wait of over 1000 days.
Kohli’s contributions have remained strong as evidenced by 30 fifties in that format and he is also the second highest run-getter for India in this format.
Kohli boasts of a wonderful record against Australia at home and in Australia.
Virat Kohli vs Australia in T20I : T20I Stats vs Australia
|Overall T20I stats vs Australia||19||718||59.89||146.23|
|T20I Stats vs Australia in Australia||11||451||64.42||144.55|
- Virat Kohli has scored 7 T20I fifties against Australia in Australia.
- His highest score in T20Is in Australia is 90 not out (in Adelaide in 2016).
- Kohli has hit three fifties in the five games he has played against the Aussies in their own den. He has got two Man of the Match awards.
Kohli was also the man of the series in the 3-0 victory that India earned under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy in 2016. It was India’s biggest victory in any format in a bilateral series Down Under.
Virat Kohli vs Australia T20I-Stats against Australian Bowlers
The major threat to Virat Kohli in T20I matches is Adam Zampa. Adam Zampa has dismissed Kohli twice in six T20I matches. Kohli has managed to score only 40 runs off 39 deliveries against him, which involved only 3 boundaries.
Nathan Coulter-Nile has encountered Kohli in 6 T20I matches, conceding 58 runs off 30 balls, including 5 boundaries and 3 maximums. Kohli has a very high strike rate of 193.3 against Nathan Coulter-Nile in T20I matches.
Virat Kohli vs Australia in T20I : Top 5 T20I Knocks vs Australia
5. 61* in Sydney in November 2018.
With the series on the line chasing target of 165 out walked Virat Kohli to bat in at number 3. The Indian openers added 67 runs and laid the platform for the chase master to finish the task and so did Kohli. India needed 52 runs in the last five overs and Kohli produced a masterclass innings scoring 34 runs out of 52 in the last 5 overs and won the match for India and leveled the series.
4. 72* at Bangalore in 2019.
A match that will be remembered by Glenn Maxwell’s 100. Kohli and Maxwell were in six hitting mode that night in Bangalore. Kohli scored a quick fire unbeaten knock of 72 runs in 38 balls. King Kohli smashed 6 sixes and 2 fours. at a strike rate of 189.47.
3. 85 at Sydney in 2020
Another classic down under against Australia from the bat of Virat Kohli. Chasing a target of 187 runs in the 3rd T20I against Australia. Kohli scored 85 runs in 61 balls but couldn’t take India over the line. The chase master smashed 4 fours and 3 sixes.
2. 82* at Mohali in March 2016
This was an innings for the ages by the chase master. Kohli was at his prime in 2016. In a do or die match, Kohli walked out to produce one of the greatest and most eye-pleasing innings in world cricket. He was awarded Man of the Match for his majestic unbeaten 82-run knock, which was scored off just 51 deliveries with the help of 9 fours and a couple of hits over the rope.
1. 90* at Adelaide in January 2016.
Virat Kohli just loves playing in Adelaide. He scored an unbeaten 90 off just 55 deliveries, comprising nine fours and two sixes. Kohli powered India to a massive score of 188/3 in their allotted 20 overs. India won the match and later the series 3-0.
Virat Kohli Overall T20I stats
Matches: 99, Runs: 3308, Average: 50.12, Strike Rate: 137.66
T20 Stats As Captain
Matches: 50, Runs: 1570, Average: 47.57, Strike Rate: 140.55
T20 Stats Not As Captain
Matches: 49, Runs: 1738, Average: 52.66, Strike Rate: 135.14
Home T20 Stats
Matches: 39, Runs: 1420, Average: 56.80, Strike Rate: 150
Away T20 Stats
Matches: 38, Runs: 1205, Average: 43.03, Strike Rate: 136
Neutral venue T20 Stats
Matches: 22, Runs: 683, Average: 52.52, Strike Rate: 119