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What is Virat Kohli’s record against Pakistan in T20 World Cup?

What is Virat Kohli's record against Pakistan in T20 World Cup?
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The stage is set for a high-voltage encounter at the T20 World Cup 2024 as India take on arch-rivals Pakistan at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. All eyes will be on Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli, who boasts an unparalleled record against Pakistan in the tournament.

Kohli has amassed a staggering 308 runs in just five T20 World Cup matches against Pakistan, the highest tally by any player against a single opponent in the history of the competition. The closest challenger is Chris Gayle with 289 runs against Australia, highlighting Kohli’s dominance.

Even more remarkable is Kohli’s unbeaten record in four out of those five matches, resulting in a phenomenal average of 308 against Pakistan. This surpasses Shoaib Malik’s 103 runs against Australia, the next best average in such head-to-head encounters.

Adding firepower to his record, Kohli boasts a strike rate of 133 against Pakistan in T20 World Cups. This aggressive approach is partly fueled by India’s successful chase strategies in four of these matches. Interestingly, Kohli remains undefeated in all four instances where India chased against Pakistan, scoring a staggering 251 runs in those chases alone.

Looking at his overall T20 World Cup record against Pakistan, Kohli has amassed 308 runs at an average of 308, a strike rate of 132.75, four fifties, and a highest score of 82*.

However, rain could dampen the highly anticipated clash. BBC forecasts light showers and winds for New York, potentially disrupting the scheduled 10:30 AM local time start.

Pakistan, coming off a shocking Super Over defeat to the USA in their opening match, desperately need a win to keep their Super Eight qualification hopes alive. Mohammad Amir’s underwhelming performance in the Super Over, conceding 18 runs in six balls, has put immense pressure on the Pakistani team.

With Kohli in red-hot form and rain threatening to play a role, this India-Pakistan encounter promises to be a nail-biting thriller for cricket fans worldwide.

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