IND VS ENG: Rohit Sharma out, now Virat Kohli will strike, the drought of century at Edgbaston is about to end, know why?

Virat Kohli’s last century was in 2019

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Virat Kohli scored a century at Edgbaston in 2018, but after that century, everything changed for Kohli. For the last 3 years, not a single century could come off his bat.

Virat Kohli (Virat Kohli) Will be seen in action in the 5th Test against England at Edgbaston on Friday. Kohli will return to his favorite ground in England after almost four years and will try to end his century drought. Rohit Sharma has already been ruled out of this test match due to Corona’s grip. KL Rahul is also not part of India’s tour of England due to injury. In such a situation, the responsibility of handling the batting camp is on Kohli, the most experienced player of the team. However, a lot has changed since the last time Kohli played at this ground.

Last time Kohli scored a century

In 2018 he was arguably the best batsman in the world. Who used to score centuries for entertainment. However, things are not the same now. Kohli played the last and only Test match at Edgbaston in August 2018. Although the Indian team was defeated by 31 runs in that match, the then Indian captain scored 149 runs in the first innings and 51 runs in the second innings. However, things have changed for Kohli now. Kohli had 21 centuries before the Edgbaston Test, but since then he has scored only 5 centuries in the last 4 years. In the last 3 years, Kohli could not score a single century. The last century with his bat came against Bangladesh in 2019.

Kohli’s record in Tests till Edgbaston Test 2018

Matches: 67 Runs: 5754 Average: 54.28 Centuries: 22 Fifties: 17 Ducks: 6

Kohli’s record in Tests since Edgbaston Test 2018

Matches: 34 Runs: 2289 Average: 41.61 Centuries: 5 Fifties: 11 Ducks: 8

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More responsibility on Kohli

Kohli may not be leading the team at Edgbaston, but he has a lot of responsibility on him. The Indian team is going on the field without Rohit. Experienced players like Rohit and Rahul are not in the team. The captaincy is also being done by Jasprit Bumrah, who is leading the team for the first time. In such a situation, being a former captain and senior player, it is the responsibility of Kohli to handle the batting department. Along with this, there will also be a responsibility to help Bumrah in making strategy.