A statistical review of Virat Kohli’s performance in international cricket since his last century

Let's take a look at how Virat Kohli has performed in all 3 formats since his last international century.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 14 August 2021 10:54 pm

It has been 2 years since Virat Kohli smashed his last ODI century. His last ODI century was against West Indies on 14th August 2019. However, post that he smashed two centuries against South Africa (recorded his highest score) & Bangladesh on 23rd November 2019 in WTC 19-21. After that, the Indian skipper has played 48 innings in international cricket. Out of which, he has managed to score fifty-plus scores in 17 out of 48 innings with his highest score being 94* vs WI in a T20I match in 2019.

Despite no century from Virat Kohli for the past 630 days (or) so, let us have a look at how he has performed in 3 different formats since his last international century.

Virat Kohli's perfromance in Test Cricket since his last international century

2 & 19 vs NZ in Wellington, 2020
3 & 14 vs NZ in Christchurch, 2020

74 & 4 vs Aus in Adelaide, 2020

11 & 72 vs Eng in Chennai, 2021
0 & 62 vs Eng in Chennai, 2021
27 vs Eng in Ahmedabad, 2021
0 vs Eng in Ahmedabad, 2021

44 & 13 vs NZ in Southampton, 2021

0 vs Eng in Nottingham, 2021
42 vs Eng in Lords, 2021

Kohli's Test numbers since his last international century

Matches : 10 (still 1 more inns left)*
Inns : 16
Runs : 387
HS : 74 vs Aus, 2020
Avg : 24.18
50s : 3
Ducks : 3

Looking at the above numbers, Kohli's numbers are below-par than expected with an average of just 24.18. He has been a big disappointment in Test Cricket during this this time period except for few innings.

Virat Kohli's performance in ODIs since his last international century

4 vs WI in Chennai, 2019
0 vs WI in Visakhapatnam, 2019
85 vs WI in Cuttack, 2019

16 vs Aus in Mumbai, 2020
78 vs Aus in Rajkot, 2020
89 vs Aus in Bengaluru, 2020

51 vs NZ in Hamilton, 2020
15 vs NZ in Auckland, 2020
9 vs NZ in Mount Maunganui, 2020

21 vs Aus in SCG, 2020
89 vs Aus in SCG, 2020
63 vs Aus in Canberra, 2020

56 vs Eng in Pune, 2021
66 vs Eng in Pune, 2021
7 vs Eng in Pune, 2021

Kohli's ODI numbers since his last international century:

Matches : 15
Inns : 15
Runs : 649
HS : 89
Avg : 43.26
S.R : 92.45
50s : 8
Duck : 1

Despite no century, it can be seen Virat Kohli has really done well in the ODI format. 8 out of  the 15 innings played by Kohli have been fifty-plus scores, which shows how good he has been in ODIs during this time period. He has scored runs at an average of 43+ with a S.R of 92.45. Hopefully, Kohli will be able to convert those 89s and 85s into 100s in future.

Virat Kohli's T20I performances since his last international century

94* vs WI in Hyderabad, 2019
19 vs WI in Thiruvananthapuram, 2019
70* vs WI in Mumbai, 2019

30* vs SL in Indore, 2020
26 vs SL in Pune, 2020

45 vs NZ in Auckland, 2020
11 vs NZ in Auckland, 2020
38 vs NZ in Hamilton, 2020
11 vs NZ in Wellington, 2020

9 vs Aus in Canberra, 2020
40 vs Aus in SCG, 2020
85 vs Aus in SCG, 2020

0 vs Eng in Ahmedabad, 2021
73* vs Eng in Ahmedabad, 2021
77* vs Eng in Ahmedabad, 2021
1 vs Eng in Ahmedabad, 2021
80* vs Eng in Ahmedabad, 2021

Kohli's T20I numbers since his last international century:

Matches : 18
Inns : 17
Runs : 709
Avg : 64.45
S.R : 153.79
50s : 6
Duck : 1

During this phase, Kohli's numbers looks extraordinary in T20Is. Kohli has recorded his highest ever T20I score against WI in 2019, won Man of the Series award in the 5 match T20I series vs England. Thus, proving how good he has been in this format.

From the above performances, it can be seen Kohli has been terrific with the bat in limited overs cricket despite no century but he has seen a big dip in Test Cricket unfortunately due to low scores. The long wait for his 71st international century has been eluding him and this topic has become a key talking point among the fans on social media perspective. Hopefully, we will be seeing Kohli smashing a century in international cricket very soon.

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