Indian captain Virat Kohli’s batting form has been a matter of concern. It’s been almost two years since he scored a century in international cricket. Although he has been producing decent performances, he couldn’t produce a complete performance on the field.
The skipper lost his Midas touch with the bat for a long time now. His last international century came against Bangladesh in 2019. He completed the milestone during the Day-Night Test match at the iconic Eden Gardens. Since then, it’s been a series of average performances.
He played 14 innings wherein he managed to smash only three half-centuries. It is indeed a mediocre form considering a player of that calibre. His recent form in reads: 2, 19, 3, 14, 74, 4, 11, 72, 0, 62, 27, 44, and 13. In addition, the veteran captain averages only 24.64 with the bat in the last 14 innings.
As if that wasn’t enough, he has a poor batting average away from home. The Indian captain has an average of 21.62 in overseas conditions. Meanwhile, the 32-year-old would like to forget his recent form and focus on the upcoming challenge against England.
England will cross swords with India in the five-match Test series. The first Test is scheduled to be played at Trent Bridge on Nottingham on August 4. It will be quite interesting to see how Virat Kohli & Co respond to the big challenge.
Fans loving Sky Sports’ new promo for Virat Kohli
Meanwhile, Sky Sports unveiled a new promo for Indian captain Virat Kohli ahead of the upcoming challenge. The promo highlights Virat Kohli and the caption of the video reads, “Led by one man”. Earlier, Team India lost to New Zealand in the ICC WTC Final at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
Virat Kohli promo by Sky Sports for the England Test series. pic.twitter.com/BpP3i5ITGR
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It is Virat Kohli’s second ICC final loss as captain. Earlier, India lost to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Meanwhile, England will be looking forward to putting up a good show. When England played in the Indian conditions, they lost to India by 3-1 in the Test series. The hosts will look to avenge their Test series defeat to Team India.