All Records Virat Kohli is Expected to Break in the Upcoming Test Series Against England
Virat Kohli is undoubtedly one of the finest contemporary batsmen in the world, and therefore, it comes as no surprise that the Indian team captain has many records to his credit. After heading back from Australia on paternity leave, the Indian skipper will return to action in the upcoming Test series against England, and there too he is expected to break some records.
As far as captaincy is concerned, Kohli is already India’s most successful captain in Test cricket. So far, he has led the team in 56 matches, having won 33 and lost 13 (drawn 10). He broke former Indian captain MS Dhoni’s record of winning 27 Tests as captain in 2019. In the impending series, Kohli can also emulate Dhoni’s record of leading India in most number of Tests (60).
At present, Kohli owns 11,811 runs (across formats) from 188 Tests at an astronomical average of 63.16 as a captain. He also has 41 international tons to his name, joint-most with the legendary Ricky Ponting. With a 42nd hundred, Kohli can completely own this record. Meanwhile, in Test cricket, he has 20 centuries as captain, second after Graeme Smith (25). There is also some possibility that Kohli can break Bradman’s historic record of slamming a total of 29 hundreds in Test cricket, as Kohli has already slammed a total of 27 hundreds in
Test cricket. This is the fourth-most by an Indian and joint-most among active cricketers along with Steve Smith.
There are many other records that Kohli can possibly break. As of now, Kohli has scored 7,318 runs from 87 Tests at an incredible average of 53.41. In the four-match series, Kohli can surpass the runs tally of several legends. Some of them are Ross Taylor (7,379), David Boon (7,422), Clive Lloyd (7,515) and Mohammad Yousuf (7,530). If Kohli plays all the four Tests, he could eclipse Dhoni in terms of matches played (90). The Indian team captain can also become the only third Indian with 2,000 Test runs against England.