Stats Tracker: Virat Kohli's records as T20I captain

Stats Tracker: Virat Kohli’s records as T20I captain

Virat Kohli has a phenomenal average 95.85 in successful T20I chases which is highest for any T20I captain.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli took the cricketing world by storm announcing his decision to step down as India’s captain in T20Is after the upcoming T20 World Cup. He has been leading India in all formats for a lot of years now, however, the 32-year-old is keen on concentrating leading the team in Tests and ODIs.

The Men in Blue did exceptionally well in the shortest format under Kohli’s captaincy and the team will be hoping to win the World Cup in his last T20I assignment as the skipper. Kohli also created a lot of records while at the helm in T20 cricket and would be looking to lead his country to the elusive trophy before bidding adieu to the captaincy in the format.

Here are top stats of Virat Kohli as India captain in T20Is:

12 – Total fifty-plus scores by Virat Kohli as a T20I captain, which is the highest of all. Next follows Babar Azam, Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson with 11 fifty-plus each.

2 – Virat Kohli is one of the only two players with over 1500 T20I runs as a captain. Aaron Finch tops the chart with 1589 runs, while Virat Kohli has scored 1502 runs so far.

45 – Matches by Virat Kohli as T20I captain, which is the second highest by an Indian captain after MS Dhoni’s 72. Next comes Rohit Sharma who captained 19 T20Is for India. He will remain at the second position even after T20 World Cup.

27 – Matches won by Virat Kohli as T20I captain, which is also the second highest by Indian captains after MS Dhoni (41). Rohit Sharma is at the third place, having won 15 matches.

58 – Total sixes hit by Virat Kohli as captain, who is the only Indian captain to hit 50+ sixes. Next follows Rohit Sharma with 40 sixes while captaining India. Overall only Eoin Morgan (82) and Aaron Finch (64) hit more sixes than Kohli as a captain. Kohli has a chance to go past Finch in the T20 World Cup.

65.11% – Percentage of matches won by Virat Kohli as a captain in T20Is, which is the highest by an Indian, and third highest overall (min: 30 matches). Only Asghar Afghan (81.73%) and Sarfaraz Ahmed have higher winning rate (78.37%).

48.45 – Virat Kohli’s batting average as a captain in T20Is so far, which is the highest of all. The closest is Babar Azam, whose average is around five less than Kohli.

95.85 – Virat Kohli has a phenomenal average of close to hundred in successful T20I chases, which is the highest for any captain. Next follows MS Dhoni who averages 84.33 (min: 10 inns).

825 – Runs scored by Virat Kohli so far while chasing in T20Is as captain, highest of all players. Next is Aaron Finch who scored 725 runs.

4 – Fifty-plus knocks by Virat Kohli as a T20I captain in away matches, which is more than all other Indian captains combined. Rohit Sharma has 2 and Suresh Raina has 1.

~Written by Kaustubh Gudipati