Decoding Virat Kohli's captaincy record in T20Is
Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli played a superb knock on Tuesday in the third T20I against England. However, his unbeaten 77-run knock went in vain as England sealed the deal by eight wickets. The five-match series is poised at 2-1 in England's favor and Kohli will be keen to see his side bounce back. Here we decode Kohli's captaincy record in T20Is.
Comparison of Kohli with the other big guns
Looking at the captaincy record of other top captains in the format, Kohli has impressed. England's Eoin Morgan has been sensational, leading his side in 57 matches (W33 L21 T2 N/R1). Morgan has a win percentage of 60.71. Both Morgan and Kohli are way ahead of New Zealand's Kane Williamson (48.95%), Australia's Aaron Finch (52.38%), and West Indies' Kieron Pollard (46.66%).
Kohli's captaincy record in T20Is
Kohli has captained Team India in 43 T20Is, winning 25 matches. He has lost 14 with two games being tied and two not producing any result. Kohli has a win percentage of 63.41.
India's performance in the T20I format of late
India have won their last five T20I series. They have won six and drawn one in the last seven. Since the start of 2018, India have won 10 bilateral T20I series. They also won the 2018 Nidahas Trophy. India registered two draws against Australia and South Africa, besides losing against New Zealand and Australia. Besides Kohli, Rohit Sharma also led India in several series.
A look at Kohli's performance in T20Is
Kohli has scored two successive unbeaten fifties in the ongoing series against England. During the second encounter, he became the first batsman to register 3,000 runs in T20Is. Overall, Kohli has racked up 3,078 runs in 88 T20Is. He averages 52.16 with a best of 94*. Kohli has 27 fifties in the format. He has smashed 278 fours and 88 sixes.