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IND vs BAN: The Indian Cricket Team have made a strong statement in the ICC World Cup 2023. They have begun the tournament on a dominating note as they have won three out of their three games, thumping Australia, Afghanistan and Pakistan. With the way they have played, they seem clear favourites to win the title. They would be hoping to continue their winning run when they take on Bangladesh on Thursday (19th October) in Pune. 

IND vs BAN: Virat Kohli on the cusp of surpassing Mahela Jayawardene to achieve a massive feat in international cricket 

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Going into the IND vs BAN game, the spotlight will be on India batter Virat Kohli. He has been in fine form in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 as he played two magnificent knocks, with one coming against Australia in the first game. 

The upcoming IND vs BAN game will be a massive opportunity for Virat Kohli to achieve a staggering feat. The kingpin of the Indian batting lineup needs just 35 runs to become the 4th highest run-scorer in international cricket.

Virat Kohli is on the verge of surpassing Mahela Jayawardene, who is currently the 4th highest run-scorer in international cricket. The Indian batter has 25,923 runs across formats and has an average of around 50 in all three formats of the game, which speaks about his volume as a batter. 

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If Virat Kohli can achieve the feat in the IND vs BAN game, it’ll be an icing on the cake for fans. He started the ICC World Cup 2023 with a sensational 85 runs against Australia when India was tumbling at 2/3 in the chase. He then slammed another half-century in the next game against Afghanistan

If India has to fancy their chances of winning the ICC World Cup 2023, Virat Kohli will have to step up and fire. If he bats to his potential, it’s fair to say that India will be having a great chance to win the tournament.

IND vs BAN: Virat Kohli’s record at Pune 

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Virat Kohli would be eager to play against Bangladesh in Pune. The batter has had a great track record there and it won’t be a surprise if he has a good outing. The batter has an average of 64 and a strike rate of 91.99 at the venue. 

He has smashed 448 runs and out of this he has two centuries and three half-centuries. Not only in this game, he would be vital for the team in the entire tournament. It remains to be seen how he fares in the game against Bangladesh.