India captain Virat Kohli all set to come back again to his ordinary No.3 spot in the 2nd ODI in opposition to Australia at Rajkot. Kohli’s determination to slip all the way down to No.4 and play three openers in the highest-order backfired in Mumbai and he’s anticipated to rectify it at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Friday. Kohli shifting again to his most well-liked place won’t solely give him extra time to get an enormous rating however it is going to additionally enable him to set the tempo of India’s innings, which lacked in Mumbai.
Batting at No.3 may simply be the push Kohli wants to interrupt Ricky Ponting’s document and equal two of Sachin Tendulkar’s in the 2nd ODI in opposition to Australia. Kohli wants a century in Rajkot to go previous Ricky Ponting and turn into the primary cricketer to attain 42 centuries throughout codecs as captain. Kohli is presently tied with Ponting with 41 worldwide centuries as captain.
A century in Rajkot in the 2nd ODI can even imply Kohli will equal Sachin Tendulkar’s document of most centuries in opposition to Australia. Kohli has eight centuries in opposition to Australia whereas Tendulkar has 9. Kohli can also be the third highest runs scorer by an Indian in opposition to Australia after Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma. He has 4th greatest batting common in opposition to Australia after Rohit Sharma (60.20), AB de Villiers (59.52) and Faf du Plessis (54.00) (min 1000 runs scored) Virat Kohli has eight centuries in opposition to Australia in ODIs.
If this wasn’t sufficient to power you to cheer for a Kohli hundred on Friday, the truth that this might be Kohli’s 20th ODI ton in India, a mark achieved solely by Sachin Tendulkar until date.
Some different Virat Kohli enjoyable information in opposition to Australia
Virat Kohli has eight centuries and 6 half-centuries in opposition to Australia in ODIs. He has 14 50+ scores in opposition to Australia in ODIs. If he scores 1 extra 50+ rating in the upcoming encounter he may have joint 2nd most 50+ scores by Indian in opposition to Australia in ODIs respectively.
The Zampa issue
But Virat Kohli ought to conscious of the Adam Zampa risk in Rajkot Friday. The younger Australian leggie has already bought him out six instances in restricted overs cricket. He was the one who bought Kohli to hit it straight again to him in the primary ODI and even in Rajkot he’ll pose the largest risk to Virat Kohli