Virat Kohli has been absolutely dominant for India in recent matches. The batter appears to be back to his very best after recording three 100s in a remarkably short space of time. It all started after 1020 days of wait and the date was September 8, 2022, when Virat Kohli finally ended the pause with a 122* against Afghanistan. After that, whether it was the 113 against Bangladesh or the 166* against Sri Lanka, Kohli looked like the confident Kohli of 2016, which is optimistic for India in a year with a World Cup.
In a three-match series, India and New Zealand will square off for the second time. The Men in Blue won the first game by 12 runs and going into the second ODI, they would like to carry that momentum into victory. Both Indian bowling and batting issues seemed to be short. New Zealand was 12 runs short of the mark as India held 349 on the scoreboard. In the first ODI, Shubman Gill was the man reigning on records.
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IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli is on verge of breaking an incredible record
In the list of most international runs scored by an individual, Virat Kohli holds the sixth position with 24,889 runs. He needs just 111 more runs to reach 25,000 runs and if he is able to do it in the next game so he will become the only active player to reach the mark. Virat got out on 8 runs in the first ODI against the kiwis so Indian Cricket fans are expecting him to make a remarkable comeback and unleash his beast mode.
Virat Kohli is currently standing with 46 ODI centuries and 74 centuries overall. He has scored 12762 runs in ODIs till now and hence is in the 5th position on the most ODI runs tally. If we check the most international runs list, where Sachin Tendulkar is leading the tally, Virat is in 6th rank.
|2||Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||28016|
|4||Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||25957|
|5||Jacques Kallis||South Africa||25534|
Virat is looking in great mindset and red hot form, so we can expect he soon will elevate his rank and cross Jacques Kallis of South Africa.
IND vs NZ: Squads
India | Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Srikar Bharat, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umran Malik
New Zealand | Squad: Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy, Doug Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Ish Sodhi
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