The Chase Master
Virat Kohli’s nickname as the “Chase Master” is well-deserved. He has not only demonstrated the ability to build substantial innings but also to finish games for his team. Among his 48 ODI centuries, an astounding 27 have come while chasing targets. This remarkable statistic underscores his unmatched skill in pressure situations.
Virat Kohli Aims to Match Sachin Tendulkar’s Global Milestone in India’s World Cup Clash with England:
Team India is all set to welcome England to Lucknow, also known as the City of Nawabs, a place renowned for its warm hospitality. The encounter will take place on Sunday, October 29, at the BRSABV Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee (BRSABV) Ekana Cricket Stadium. Rohit Sharma’s squad aims to secure their 6th consecutive victory in the 2023 World Cup, while the English team finds themselves in a challenging situation with little left to lose. Read on for a match preview and comprehensive details about the India vs. England clash.
As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, the head-to-head record in One Day Internationals (ODIs) between India and England is as follows:
- Total ODI Matches Played: 107
- India Wins: 57
- England Wins: 44
- No Result/Tied: 2
Please note that these statistics may have changed since my last update, so it’s a good idea to check the most recent records for the most accurate and up-to-date information. Cricket records are subject to change with every new match played between the two teams.
Virat Kohli Nears a Monumental Batting Milestone, Approaching Sachin Tendulkar’s Record
The 34-year-old cricketer also holds the second position in the list of players with the most centuries in One Day Internationals (ODIs), with India’s Sachin Tendulkar, an icon of the sport, leading the way with 49 centuries. Furthermore, this legendary opener has claimed the top spot as the highest run-scorer in the ODI format.
Star India batter Virat Kohli has been on a record-breaking spree in international cricket and his numbers in One Day Internationals are impeccable. He’s garnered the title of chase maestro for his knack for securing significant runs during chases.
Kohli is currently the second-highest run scorer for India and fifth-highest run-getter overall in ODIs with over 13000 runs, including 48 hundred in the format at an incredible average of over 50. Also among the 48 hundreds, five have scored 150 plus.
The Milestone Century:
Kohli, who entered the ODI arena in August 2008, notched his inaugural century just over a year later in 2009 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, facing off against Sri Lanka. He followed up with his first century on foreign soil, two weeks later in Bangladesh at the Sher-E-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.
His maiden ODI hundred in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia) nations came in 2011 during a rain-affected match against England at the Sophia Gardens in Wales. Unfortunately we lost the match.
He has so far scored 10 hundreds in SENA countries. Among the 10, five have been scored in Australia, three in South Africa, and one each in the UK and New Zealand.
22 of his 48 hundred have come at home, while 11 have come from other Asian countries (Sri Lanka and Bangladesh), and 5 have been scored in West Indies and Zimbabwe.
His preferred venues include R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo and Shere-E-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka, where he has registered 4 ODI centuries each. He has also excelled at MCA Stadium in Pune, ACA-VDCA Stadium in Vizag, and Queen’s Park Oval in Kingston, with 3 ODI hundreds at each of these locations.
When it comes to preferred opponents, Kohli has notched up the highest number of ODI centuries (10) against Sri Lanka. That also happens to be the record for a player scoring the most hundreds against a single opposition in ODIs.
Kohli has also scored nine hundred against West Indies and eight against Australia, making the two his next favorite opponents.
Please note that these statistics might have changed since my last update
Virat Kohli Cricket World Cup (CWC 2023) Performance
Here are records of 48 centuries of Chase Master
|1||107||Sri Lanka||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||24 December 2009||Won|
|2||102*||Bangladesh||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka||11 January 2010||Won|
|3||118||Australia||APCA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam||20 October 2010||Won|
|4||105||New Zealand||Nehru Stadium, Guwahati||28 November 2010||Won|
|5||100*||Bangladesh||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka||19 February 2011||Won|
|6||107||England||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||16 September 2011||Lost (D/L)|
|7||112*||England||Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi||17 October 2011||Won|
|8||117||West Indies||APCA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam||2 December 2011||Won|
|9||133*||Sri Lanka||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||28 February 2012||Won|
|10||108||Sri Lanka||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka||13 March 2012||Won|
|11||183||Pakistan||Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka||18 March 2012||Won|
|12||106||Sri Lanka||MRIC Stadium, Hambantota||21 July 2012||Won|
|13||128*||Sri Lanka||R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||31 July 2012||Won|
|14||102||West Indies||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain||5 July 2013||Won (D/L)|
|15||115||Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club, Harare||24 July 2013||Won|
|16||100*||Australia||Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur||16 October 2013||Won|
|17||115*||Australia||VCA Stadium, Nagpur||30 October 2013||Won|
|18||123||New Zealand||McLean Park, Napier||19 January 2014||Lost|
|19||136||Bangladesh||Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah||26 February 2014||Won|
|20||127||West Indies||HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala||17 October 2014||Won|
|21||139*||Sri Lanka||JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi||16 November 2014||Won|
|22||107||Pakistan||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||15 February 2015||Won|
|23||138||South Africa||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai||22 October 2015||Won|
|24||117||Australia||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||17 January 2016||Lost|
|25||106||Australia||Manuka Oval, Canberra||20 January 2016||Lost|
|26||154*||New Zealand||PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali||23 October 2016||Won|
|27||122||England||MCA Stadium, Pune||15 January 2017||Won|
|28||111*||West Indies||Sabina Park, Kingston||6 July 2017||Won|
|29||131||Sri Lanka||R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||31 August 2017||Won|
|30||110*||Sri Lanka||R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||3 September 2017||Won|
|31||121||New Zealand||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||22 October 2017||Lost|
|32||113||New Zealand||Green Park Stadium, Kanpur||29 October 2017||Won|
|33||112||South Africa||Kingsmead, Durban||1 February 2018||Won|
|34||160*||South Africa||Newlands, Cape Town||7 February 2018||Won|
|35||129*||South Africa||SuperSport Park, Centurion||16 February 2018||Won|
|36||140||West Indies||Baraspara Stadium, Guwahati||21 October 2018||Won|
|37||157*||West Indies||ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam||24 October 2018||Tied|
|38||107||West Indies||MCA Stadium, Pune||27 October 2018||Lost|
|39||104||Australia||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||15 January 2019||Won|
|40||116||Australia||VCA Stadium, Nagpur||5 March 2019||Won|
|41||123||Australia||JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi||8 March 2019||Lost|
|42||120||West Indies||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain||11 August 2019||Won|
|43||114*||West Indies||Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain||14 August 2019||Won|
|44||113||Bangladesh||Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong||10 December 2022||Won|
|45||113||Sri Lanka||Baraspara Stadium, Guwahati||10 January 2023||Won|
|46||166*||Sri Lanka||Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram||15 January 2023||Won|
|47||122*||Pakistan||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||11 September 2023||Won|
|48||103*||Bangladesh||MCA Stadium, Pune||19 October 2023||Won|
Please note that these statistics might have changed since my last update
The Impact on Indian Cricket:
Virat Kohli’s century will not only be a personal milestone but will also have a far-reaching impact on Indian cricket. His consistency and leadership have inspired generations of young cricketers, and this achievement will serve as a beacon of hope for those aspiring to emulate his success. It will further solidify India’s standing as a cricketing powerhouse on the global stage.
The stage is set, the anticipation is at its peak, and the cricketing world eagerly awaits Virat Kohli’s 49th century in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. As he steps onto the field to face England, fans and enthusiasts will be holding their breath, hoping to witness a historic moment that will be etched in the annals of cricketing history. Kohli’s chase for this century is not just a personal journey; it’s a celebration of the spirit of cricket and the unquenchable thirst for excellence. Let us all unite to cheer for the master and hope that he reaches this incredible milestone, leaving an indelible mark on the game we all love.