Virat Kohli is in excellent form at the moment. (BCCI photo)
New Delhi: The Indian cricket team has to go on a tour of the West Indies next month. This tour is going to be very important for Virat Kohli, one of the main batsmen of the team. On this tour, Kohli can end one of his old pains. Such a pain that has been troubling him for five years. It is necessary for Kohli to get rid of it and it is also very important for Team India. Actually, this pain is of not being able to score a Test century on foreign soil for five years.
Team India will play two Tests, three ODIs and a five-match ODI series on the West Indies tour. The tour will start with the Test series only. The first Test match will be played in Dominica from 12 to 16 July. At the same time, the second Test match will be played at Queens Park Oval in Port of Spain from 20 to 24 July.
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drought will end
Kohli is counted among the great batsmen of the present time. If his bat moves, then the bowlers keep watching. However, this great batsman has also seen times when runs were not coming out of his bat. Kohli did not score a century in international cricket for three years. But he ended this drought by scoring a century in T20 against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup last year. Since then Kohli has been in excellent form. Has scored centuries in all three formats.
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In the three-match Test series played against Australia in India itself, Kohli scored a century in the Test match played in Ahmedabad, but it has been five years since Kohli scored a Test century on foreign soil. The last time he scored a century on foreign soil Was deposited in the year 2018. Kohli scored 123 runs in India’s first innings in the Test match played in Perth between 14 and 18 December.
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Raas aata hai West Indies
Since then Kohli has not been able to score a century in Tests on foreign soil. West Indies is the right place and team for Kohli to end this drought that has been going on for five years. West Indies, the same ground where Kohli scored the first double century of his Test career. Kohli scored 200 runs in the Test match played in North Sound in July 2016, which was the first double century of his Test career. Kohli has played a total of nine Test matches in the West Indies so far, scoring a total of 463 runs at an average of 35.61. During this, one century and two half-centuries have come out of his bat.
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On the other hand, Kohli’s statistics against the West Indies are seen, then this veteran batsman has played a total of 14 Test matches against this team and scored 822 runs at an average of 43.26. During this, two centuries and five half-centuries have come out of his bat.
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Kohli is in excellent form
Ever since Kohli scored a century in the Asia Cup-2022, he has been in excellent form and is seen in his old colours. He played a brilliant inning against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup played in Australia. After this, Kohli scored two consecutive ODI centuries against Bangladesh on his own ground in December. Kohli also scored a century in ODIs against Sri Lanka in January this year. He had already scored a century against Australia in the Test.
Kohli was also seen in color in IPL. In IPL-2023, Kohli played a total of 14 matches and scored a total of 639 runs at an average of 53.25. Kohli scored two centuries and six half-centuries this season. Looking at the figures against the West Indies and the current form, it seems that Kohli will put an end to the pain he has been suffering for five years.
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