In this article, we will discuss about batting performance of Virat Kohli vs England Cricket team. We will get to know about his batting records, performance, skills, stats against England in all three formats of Cricket.
Virat Kohli is undoubtedly one of the admirable batsmen India ever had. He is the only batsman England team afraid of, has played against every bowler with full confidence. He never thinks of how dangerous opponent bowler might be, he has his own style to suppress them.
Indian Cricket team and Virat Kohli fans would like to know Virat Kohli’s stats and records against one of best Cricket team England that how is Virat’s performance against Cricket team in Test, ODI, T20I.
So lets know it:
Virat Kohli vs England in Test
Virat Kohli began his test career against England in 2012. That series, he had clear lacking of batting techniques and struggling with his low stance on Ahmadabad’s bouncy green pitches against Stuart Broad and James Anderson.
In that test series, Virat Kohli’s performance was not much good in first three test matches. He was seemed struggling with the bowlers of England.
In the last test match of the same series, Kohli showed his spectacular performance. The precociously talented Virat Kohli, at the young age of 24, defied the English bowlers in the final test match of the same series in Nagpur to post his maiden test century against England, which remains one of the best Test Century of Virat Kohli’s career.
Players of England perceive him as a man of pure class, known for his precision, extraordinary focus, and well-timed shots. People who enjoyed that match remembers Virat Kohli’s on drive after getting a good start, the hardest shot in the book of cricket This defines Virat Kohli’s batting progress and power.
Virat Kohli Test Runs against England
Here, Virat Kohli’s latest batting statistics against England cricket team is shown:
Virat Kohli Test Stats vs England
|Test Matches Played vs ENG||23|
|Test Innings Played vs ENG||41|
|Test Runs Scored vs ENG||1742|
|Highest Runs in an Test Innings||235|
|Test 100s vs ENG||5|
|Test 50s vs ENG||7|
|Test Batting Average vs ENG||45.84|
|Test Batting Strike Rate vs ENG||52.85|
From the table stated, it can be easily understood how perfect Virat Kohli’s batting is for test. His batting average is 45.44 in tests against England. Ideal batting average is considered 43 – 45 by ICC. So it is obvious that he bats like an idead test player. He has scored 235 runs in a single innings, which is Virat’s highest Test runs against England in Mumbai, 2016.
Virat Kohli Test centuries against England
Virat Kohli has scored 5 centuries and 7 half centuries against England in test matches.
Virat Kohli against England Test Bowlers
What we see from the stats is that Virat Kohli has made some brilliant and extraordinary records against England. But for him, it is not that much easy. He has to deal with the pace and swings of English test bowlers in every test matches he played.
English pacer James Anderson has dismissed Kohli 5 times in test matches. In five test series, they have played face to face. Kohli has faced 565 deliveries from the English pacer and has managed to score 236 runs with a medium strike rate of 41.77 which also involves 28 boundaries. Jofra Archer, new test bowler of England, has also made Kohli suffer while playing strokes.
English pace bowling all-rounder Ben Stokes is also successful against Kohli. He has made Kohli back to pavillion 5 times. But Stokes has to deliver 337 balls and Kohli snached 222 runs with an average of 66.
Kohli has a brilliant tactical movements against spin attack. But English spinner Graeme Swann has found wrong in his tackling. He has managed to dismiss Kohli a record 3 times in a single test match. He has delivered 156 balls which included 126 dot balls and conceded only 156 runs. Kohli has managed to acquire only 8 boundaries from Swann.
Stuart Broad and Virat Kohli have been favourite rivals since their debut battle in 2012. They have waged war against each other in 5 test matches where Broad has dismissed Kohli 5 times. Virat Kohli mostly struggles against Broad and has managed to score only 182 runs off 363 deliveries which included 267 dot balls as well. 22 boundaries are also achieved.
Virat Kohli has also been dismissed by Moeen Ali 5 times in only 4 test matches. Moeen may have the best bowling record agaisnt Kohli. Of 339 balls, Kohli has made 171 runs including 223 dots.
Virat Kohli vs England in ODI
Virat Kohli is one of the finest ODI batsmen of all time and is certainly the greatest ODI batsman of his generation. The former No. 1 ranked player in the ICC ODI rankings has played in three senior world cups and holds numerous ODI records. He has successfully demonstrated his batting skills against England, successfully chasing huge totals while batting at the third and fourth positions in the batting order.
Virat Kohli is the fourth highest runs scorer by an Indian batsman after MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar. He has the 2nd most ODI Centuries against England.
Virat Kohli ODI runs against England
So let’s see Indian Skipper’s latest batting records in ODI vs ENG:
Virat Kohli Test Stats vs England
|ODI Matches Played vs ENG||33|
|ODI Runs vs ENG||1307|
|Highest Score in ODI vs ENG||122|
|ODI 50s vs ENG||9|
|ODI 100s vs ENG||3|
|ODI Batting Average vs ENG||45.06|
|ODI Strike Rate vs ENG||89.27|
We can easily say now how Virat Kohli has a bright career against England in ODIs. In every match, he has performed at an average of 45.
Though his ODI strike rate is less than 100 in most matches against England. His batting average is also not up to the mark. But he has contributed a lot not only in batting, but also in fielding and above all with his brilliant captancy to defeat England.
His highest ODI score is 122 runs against England.
Virat Kohli ODI centuries against England
Virat Kohli has 3 ODI 100s and nine 50s against England. He has the 2nd most centuries against England after Yuvraj Singh.
Virat Kohli against English ODI Bowlers
The name Graeme Swann rises again while talking about English bowlers against Kohli. Swann has dismissed Kohli 4 times in only one series in 2011. Kohli managed to make 63 runs facing 89 balls with strike rate of 70.8.
James Anderson has faced Kohli in 3 series and managed to dismiss him 3 times per in series. Kohli has much struggled against Anderson to make 26 runs of 38 balls including the most 21 dots. This roves how Anderson has made Kohli suffer from pace.
Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes- these three bowlers have also 3 dismissals. Moeen Ali in four series offering 89 runs from 115 deliveries. Ben Stokes has delivered 42 dot balls out of his 98 deliveries.Woakes in 5 series has offered 86 runs of 97 balls.
It seems that Kohli has scored a lot again each bowlers before offering his wicket. No other bowlers except Anderson can make Kohli suffer with their speeds and swingers. This stat makes Kohli a legend.
Virat Kohli vs England in T20I
Virat has also demonstrated his dominance in T20I matches, thrashing boundaries and sixes with ease against English bowlers. He is one of India’s best limited-over batsmen, with solid performances including his highest T20I score of 80* against England in 2021.
Virat Kohli T20 runs against England
Let’s take a glance in Virat Kohli’s bright career against England:
Virat Kohli T20I Stats vs England
|T20I Matches Played vs ENG||17|
|T20I Runs vs ENG||577|
|Highest Score in T20I vs ENG||80*|
|T20I 50s vs ENG||4|
|T20I 100s vs ENG||0|
|T20I Batting Average vs ENG||44.38|
|T20I Strike Rate vs ENG||136.73|
T20I career of Virat Kohli is very fantastic. He has remained not out 4 times and played a vital role in winning several T20 matches against England. His strike rate of 136 shows that he is a great hard hitter batsman.
Virat Kohli T20 centuries against England
Virat Kohli hasn’t scored a century against any team in T20I. He has scored 4 half centuries against England.
Virat Kohli against England T20 Bowlers
James Anderson Has not played any match against Kohli. Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, Moeen Ali do not have much dismissals of Kohli. Bowlers have shared Kohli’s wicket in most series.
In 2021, Adil Rashid has dismissed Kohli two times while offering 23 runs of 32 balls. Chris Jordan also dismissed Kohli 2 times but offered huge runs. he offered a total of 83 runs delivering 62 balls. James Anderson has dismissed Kohli 3 times in his career offering 26 runs of 38 balls. Kohli’s strike rate is 68.42.
Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes has come face to face in three series. In 2021, Kohli is suitable enough to throw Stokes out of boundary. Kohli has played a total of 23 deliveries of Stokes. He has made 31 runs including two over-boundaries. Kohli pulled runs from Stokes at 134.7 strike rate.
Another English seamer Chris Woakes is one of the best English bowlers in recent time. But he has become a villain in front of Kohli. Offering 25 runs out of 14 deliveries, which includes 5 boundaries. Providing runs at 208 strike rate, Chris Woakes is simply an infant before Kohli.
So it can be said that none of the English bowlers are much effective in T20I against Kohli.