WTC Final 2023: Virat Kohli on verge of making history against Australia in International cricket

WTC Final 2023: India will take on Australia in the final of the World Test Championship 2023 on Wednesday. This game will start at 3 p.m. IST at the Oval. It will be the second straight appearance for Team India in the WTC final. They played the final in 2021 under the leadership of Virat Kohli. But India lost the game against New Zealand.

India will be eager to get their hands on the WTC mace, and all eyes will be on how Virat Kohli will take on the Australians in the final. It will not be a simple match because the conditions in England will favor Australia more as compared to India. But the former Indian captain likes this kind of challenge. Adding to that, he is currently in brilliant form and showed it in the 2023 Indian Premier League.

WTC Final 2023: Virat Kohli on Cups of achieving a huge milestone in International cricket against Australia

There is no doubt that Virat likes to play against Australia across formats. He is currently the second-highest run-scorer against the Men in Yellow in international cricket. In 24 Tests, he has scored 1979 runs at an average of 48.26, with eight centuries and five fifties. He scored his long-awaited test hundred in the final game of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia before the IPL 2023.

He has played 46 ODIs against the Aussies and scored 2172 runs, at an excellent average and strike rate of 52.97 and 95.34, respectively. He has also scored eight hundreds and 11 centuries. On the other hand, in the shorter format, Virat is the highest scorer against Australia with 794 runs in 22 T20 internationals. Overall, the former Indian captain has played 92 games in all three formats and scored 4945 runs, including 16 centuries.

He needs just 55 more runs to complete 5000 international runs against Australia in this sport. If he can do it in the WTC final, he will become only the second batter after Sachin Tendulkar to score more than 5000 international runs against Australia. Sachin scored 6707 runs and is the highest scorer against the Australian team in international cricket.

Who has scored more international runs against Australia?

Sachin Tendulkar scored 6707 runs in 110 games (Tests + ODIs) and is the highest scorer against the Australian team in international cricket.

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