Virat Kohli Against The Spinners in Recent IPL Matches

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Stats: Virat Kohli Against The Spinners in Recent IPL Matches 

Stats: Virat Kohli Against The Spinners in Recent IPL Matches
Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Virat Kohli is undoubtedly one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history. However, in recent years, especially in limited-overs cricket, Kohli has struggled a little bit against the spinners. Here we will discuss his recent IPL performances against the spin bowlers.

The present Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli is the most run-scorer in IPL history as the right-handed batsman has scored 5,412 runs in the 169 IPL innings (177 IPL matches) with an average of 37.84. Even in the last three IPL seasons, though Kohli still batted impressively, his struggle against the spinners have remained to continue.

Virat Kohli, spinners
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

If we take Kohli’s stats from IPL 2017, then the right-handed batsman has scored 1,302 runs in 38 innings (39 matches) with an average of 37.20 and strike-rate of 135.48. During this period, Kohli scored 10 half-centuries and only century. However, in the last three IPL seasons, Kohli lost his wicket to the spinners for 13 times.

Like in the recent international limited-overs matches, the leg-spinners have again dominated over Kohli in the last three IPL seasons. However, his batting record is also better against the leg-spinners than the other spinners. From IPL 2017, while Kohli has scored 190 runs against the leg-spinners with a strike-rate of 135.71, he was dismissed by the leggies for five times.

Virat Kohli, spinners
Virat Kohli (Photo by: Vipin Pawar / IPL/ SPORTZPICS)

On the other hand, at the same time, the off-spinners have dismissed Kohli for four times while the right-handed batsman has scored 131 runs with the strike-rate of 113.91.

Among the left-arm spinners in the IPL, while the orthodox bowlers have dismissed him thrice, the chinaman bowlers have managed to dismiss him once in the last three years. In the meantime, while Kohli has scored 105 IPL runs (strike-rate 128.04) against the left-arm orthodox bowlers, he has collected 58 IPL runs against the left-arm chinaman (strike-rate 126.08).

Virat Kohli, spinners
Virat Kohli (Image Credits: BCCI)

IPL 2017-2019: Virat Kohli’s batting stats against the various spinners 

Against Runs Scored Strike Rate Dismissals
Right-arm off-spin 131 113.91 4
Right-arm leg-spin 190 135.71 5
Left-arm orthodox 105 128.04 3
Left-arm chinaman 58 126.08 1

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