IND vs ENG LIVE: India skipper Virat Kohli has once again failed to live up to expectations. His lean patch with the bat continues as he departed for just seven runs in the third Test at Headingley, Leeds. Anderson dismissed him for the second instance in the ongoing series as Kohli got caught out to Jos Buttler. On the final delivery of the 11th over, Kohli went for a checked cover-drive, but he only managed to get a thick outside edge and Buttler held on to a simple catch. The latest development means Virat Kohli is yet to a fifty in the last 9 Test innings and his century drought increases to 640 days and counting.
Kohli vs Anderson: It’s confirmed, Virat Kohli is James Anderson’s bunny!
England pacer James Anderson on Wednesday joined Australia spinner Nathan Lyon in dismissing India skipper Virat Kohli for the maximum number of times in Test cricket.
Anderson dismissed Kohli in the ongoing first innings of the third Test here at Headingley, Leeds, and this was the seventh time that the England pacer got the better of Kohli in the longest format.
Kohli vs Anderson: Most times dismissing Kohli in Tests
7 Nathan Lyon
7 James Anderson
Australia spinner Nathan Lyon has also dismissed Kohli seven times in Test cricket.
In the ongoing Test, Anderson also equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of playing most Test matches in a country (94).
Earlier his childhood coach Rajat Kumar had predicted that a big hundred is about to come from his ward’s bat.
“I don’t feel there is any need to motivate him because he is extremely motivated. When I had spoken to him after the last match as well, he was quite excited and was happy that they had won and was not too worried about his runs. When he has such an attitude, a big hundred is about to come,” Rajkumar Sharma had told India News.
IND vs ENG LIVE – Virat Kohli 100: 640 days and counting, Virat Kohli’s willow yet to fire a century since slamming one against Bangladesh on November 22, 2019, at Eden Gardens in the pink-ball Test. But after lockdown, he has struggled big-time, scoring just three half-centuries in 17 innings. As India face England for the 3rd Test at Headingley, a billion eyes were on him to deliver on that.
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Since the century at Eden Gardens, Virat Kohli’s average and strike rate have both dropped massively, showing his struggles. In 17 innings, the Indian skipper has scored just 407 runs at an average of 23.94 including three ducks. Two of the three half-centuries came against England at home earlier this year. Against England in the ongoing Test series, he has scored just 62 runs with an average of 20.66 including a first-ball duck.
IND vs ENG Live: Virat Kohli’s lean patch continues–
- Virat Kohli has not scored a century in the last 21 Test innings.
- Since his last century, Kohli has averaged just 23.94 in 17 innings
- His last 17 innings include 3 ducks and 3 single-digit scores.
- He has only three half-centuries in 640 days
- He has scored below 10 six times, below 20 five times, below 30 once and below fifty twice.
- All formats combined, Virat Kohli has not hit a century in his last 50 innings, a big problem for the team with a batsman of his calibre.
IND vs ENG Live: Rajkumar Sharma, who is currently the head coach of senior men’s Delhi team, revealed that he recently spoke to Virat Kohli and believed that a big hundred will come soon from the bat of the skipper.
|Virat Kohli Before his last century||Virat Kohli after his last century|
|Top score||254*||Top score||74|
|Single Digit Score||26||Single Digit Score||3|
IND vs ENG LIVE: Rajkumar Sharma believes with Joe Root in fine form, it will push Virat Kohli more as he loves challenges.
“I would say it is a challenge for Virat to chase Joe Root. I have full hope because I have known Virat from his childhood, he loves challenges. So, it is a good challenge and we will see a good contest in the upcoming matches,” he said.
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