How Virat Kohli has done in ODIs vs England compared to India’s top 4

How Virat Kohli has done in ODIs vs England compared to India’s top 4

Kohli has some catching up to do when it comes to playing in England.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India started their long awaited series against England this summer with a bang, defeating the hosts in the first T20 International (T20I) by 8 wickets after putting up a solid performance both with the bat and the ball.

After the three-game T20I series, India will lock horns with England in a three-match one-day international (ODI) series as well between July 12 and 17. India haven’t lost a bilateral series to England since 2012-13 and will look to win their fifth straight ODI series versus the hosts. However, it will be easier said than done against a resurgent England who have defeated a number of Test-playing nations in the recent past and lost a one-off match series only against Scotland.

India will be banking on their batsmen to defeat England, especially skipper Virat Kohli, who was in a super human form in the last ODI series that India played in South Africa, hammering the Proteas 5-1.

Here we take a look at how the top 5 Indian batsmen have done against England in ODIs (and the list includes Kohli):

1. Sachin Tendulkar (18,426 runs in 463 matches; average 44.83; strike rate 86.23; hundreds 49; fifty 96)

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar six. (Photo Source: GettyImages)

The all-time best in the batsmen’s list, Sachin Tendulkar also did well against England with who he played in 37 ODI games. He has scored 1,455 runs against them at an average of 44.09 and strike rate of 89.20 with two hundreds and 10 fifties.

In England, Tendulkar played 17 ODI games versus the hosts, scoring 639 runs at an average of 39.93 and strike rate of 85.08 with the highest score of 105 not out scored at Chester-le-Street. He also has four half-centuries against England in England with two among them being 90s (one even 99!).

In India, Tendulkar has almost an identical record against England, scoring 631 runs in 16 matches but at a much better average of 45.07 and strike rate of 93.20. He has one hundred against England at home (120) which he scored in Bengaluru during the 2011 ICC World Cup besides four fifties.

At neutral venues, Tendulkar played four games against England in which he scored 185 runs at an average of 61.66 and strike rate of 91.13. He hit two fifties (one being 91) in these venues.