Stats : Virat Kohli vs Other Indian batsmen in Tests away from home in 2018

Indian captain Virat Kohli has scored three Test hundreds away from home in 2018.

Virat Kohli the only century maker for India in Tests away from home in 2018 (Photo - AFP)

From September 2015 to December 2017 Team India played most of the Test cricket at home and only two Test series away from home (In West Indies in 2016 and in Sri Lanka in 2017). Almost all Indian batsmen scored a lot of runs and hundreds in those two and half years but 2018 was always going to be a tough challenge for them as India were set to play Test series in South Africa, England and Australia.

There were a lot of expectations from Indian top order batting line-up but except for Virat Kohli, no other Indian batsman could put up a fight against world class bowlers on seaming and bouncy tracks and India had to suffer a series loss in South Africa and now they are trailing by 2-1 in the five-Test match series in England.

Virat Kohli has been a standout batsman in both the series and all three hundreds for India came from his bat. Kohli alone scored more fifty-plus scores than the rest batting line up's combined fifty-plus scores. Here is why Virat Kohli has been playing like a lone warrior this year.

Virat Kohli vs Other Indian Test batsmen away from home in 2018 :

1. Overall performance -Virat Kohli could score more than 1000 Test runs away from home in 2018 (Photo - getty)

 Player  Mat   Inns   Runs   Avg     HS    100   50 
 Virat Kohli  6  12  726  60.50   153    3  3
 Hardik Pandya  6  12  279  25.36  93  0  2
 Ajinkya Rahane  4  8  215  26.87  81  0  1
 Cheteshwar Pujara   5  10  204  20.40  72  0   2
 Shikhar Dhawan  3  6  150  25.00  44  0  0
 Murali Vijay  5  10  128  12.80  46  0  0
 KL Rahul  5  10  124  12.40  36  0  0
 R Ashwin  5  10  190  23.75  38  0  0
  • Virat Kohli has scored total 726 runs so far - 447 more runs than the second leading run scorer Hardik Pandya (279).
  • Virat Kohli scored 3 hundreds in 6 Tests - the only Indian batsman to score a hundred this year away from home.
  • Virat Kohli averages 60.50 - the only Indian batsman who averages more than 30 away from home this year (Min 150 runs).

     

2. In South Africa -All rounder Hardik Pandya played 93 runs knock against South Africa in Cape Town (photo - AFP)

 Player  Mat   Inns   Runs   Avg     HS    100   50 
 Virat Kohli  3  6  286  47.66   153  1  1
 Hardik Pandya  3  6  119  19.83  93  0  1
 Ajinkya Rahane  1  2  57  28.50  48  0  0
 Cheteshwar Pujara   3  6  100  16.66  50  0  1
 Shikhar Dhawan  1  2  32  16.00  16  0  0
 Murali Vijay  3  6  102  17.00  46  0  0
 KL Rahul  2  4  30  7.50  16  0  0
 R Ashwin  2  4   90  22.50  38  0  0
  • Virat Kohli scored 167 more runs than second-leading run scorer for India in the 3 Test match series in South Africa.
  • Virat Kohli scored as many fifty plus scores (2) as other Indian batsmen combinedly scored. 

3. In England -Virat Kohli played 97 and 103 runs match winning knocks against England in Trent Bridge (photo - getty)

 Player  Mat   Inns   Runs   Avg     HS    100   50 
 Virat Kohli  3  6  440  73.33   149    2  2
 Hardik Pandya   3  6  160  32.00  52*  0  1
 Ajinkya Rahane  3  6  158  26.33  81  0  1
 Cheteshwar Pujara   2  4  104  26.00  72  0  1
 Shikhar Dhawan  2  4  118  29.50  44  0  0
 Murali Vijay  2  4   26  6.50  20  0  0
 KL Rahul  3  6  94  15.66  36  0  0
 R Ashwin  3  6  100  25.00  33*  0  0
  • Virat Kohli has scored 280 more runs than India's second-leading run scorer Hardik Pandya (160) in this series so far.
  • Fifty plus scores: Virat Kohli - 4 and Rest Indian batsmen - 2
  • Virat Kohli the only Indian batsman who averages more than 35 in this series. 

 (Stats updated till 25 August 2018)


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 25 Aug, 2018

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