New Delhi. IPL 2021 is being seen as a preparation for the T20 World Cup. But Indian captain Virat Kohli has not been able to score a century in the current season so far. Even in international cricket, he has not been able to reach the three-figure mark for a long time. On the other hand, Pakistan captain Babar Azam has shown signs of great form by scoring a century in the National T20 League. He is also the highest run-scorer in the tournament right now. India and Pakistan are to meet on 24 October in the T20 World Cup 2021. This will also be the first match of the tournament for both the teams. The World Cup is starting from 17 October. A total of 16 teams are landing.
Talking about the current season of IPL, Virat Kohli has so far scored 332 runs in 11 matches at an average of 33. Has scored 3 fifties. The strike rate is of 123. He has hit 35 fours and 8 sixes. He played the biggest innings of 72 not out. On the other hand, if we talk about Babar Azam, he has scored 227 runs in 5 matches of the National T20 Cup at an average of 57. Has scored a century and a half-century. He has played the best innings of 105 not out. Has hit 26 fours and 5 sixes. The strike rate is 150. That is, looking at the figures of both T20s overall, Babar Azam is ahead of Indian captain Kohli in every respect.
Have scored 6 centuries in T20
Talking about the overall T20 career, 32-year-old Virat Kohli has scored 5 centuries in 315 matches. Babar Azam, on the other hand, has scored 6 centuries in just 194 matches. Kohli has scored 10063 runs at an average of 42. Has also scored 74 half-centuries. The strike rate is of 134. Talking about Babar, he has scored 6984 runs at an average of 46. He also has 58 half-centuries to his name. The strike rate is of 129. In such a situation, before the T20 World Cup, Kohli will have to make a big score in the remaining matches of the IPL.
Kohli ahead in terms of victory
Talking about International T20, Virat Kohli has captained in 45 matches so far. The team has won 27 matches, while losing in 14. Kohli has already announced that he will step down from the captaincy of the T20 team after the T20 World Cup. On the other hand, if we look at Babar Azam’s record, he has won 15 out of 28 T20s. Lost in 8 while no result of 5 came. That is, the captaincy record is good for Kohli.