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T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli’s average is the best in the tournament history

Fans cannot be happier since India’s one of the most celebrated cricketers Virat Kohli, returned to his vintage form. From scoring a ton in Asia Cup to hitting half-centuries in T20 World Cup 2022, he’s at the top of his form. His performance against Pakistan will be remembered by people in the coming years. He also surpassed Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene to become the leading scorer in T20 World Cup 2022.

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He’s also the player in the tournament with the highest average. He’s followed by Mohammad Rizwan, Michael Hussey, Babar Azam, and Charitha Asalanka.

Kohli’s batting average in T20 World Cups is the highest (89.0) by any batter in the competition that comprised of minimum 10 innings. Michael Hussey, Mohammad Rizwan, and Babar Azam have an average of more than 50 in the tournament.

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Virat Kohli’s runs per innings in the World Cup is 46.3, the third position taken by Kevin Pieterson with 38.67 runs per innings after Michael Hussey.

He has mustered 13 fifty-plus runs in the tournament which is the highest by any batter. Chris Gayle is next to him who has scored seven fifties and two hundred, followed by Indian skipper Rohit Sharma.

Best Average in T20 World Cup

  • Virat Kohli- 89.0 (In 23 matches)
  • Mohammad Rizwan- 57.0 ( In 7 matches)
  • Michael Hussey -54.6 (In 21 matches)
  • Babar Azam- 50.5 (In 7 matches)
  • Charith Asalanka- 47.3 ( In 10 matches)
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The 33-year-old played his fifth T20 World Cup and left Mahela Jayawardane behind to score 1016 runs and become the leading run scorer in the T20 tournament.

He’s now the highest run scorer in T20Is as well (3932) followed by Rohit Sharma (2811), martin Guptill (3531), and Pakistani captain Babar Azam (3239).

After beating Bangladesh in the super 12, India tops the Group B chart. The team will face Zimbabwe in their next match on November 6.

Read more: Virat Kohli’s fake fielding leads team India to legal trouble?

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