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The World Test Championship final is to be played in Southampton from 18 to 22 June. Indian captain Virat Kohli has a chance to break former Australian captain Ricky Ponting’s record as a captain. Kohli is at par with Ponting with 41 centuries. Kohli has captained in 200 matches and scored 12243 runs at an average of 62.33. While Ponting has scored 15,440 runs at an average of 45.54.
Kohli had scored his last century in the Day-Night Test against Bangladesh in November 2019. Then the Indian captain played an innings of 136 runs. Since then he has not been able to score a century. If Kohli scores a century in the World Test Championship, it will be the 28th century of his Test career. Apart from this, Kohli currently has 70 centuries in international cricket. Only Sachin Tendulkar (100) and Ponting (71) are ahead of him.
Virat has not scored centuries from 39 international matches
He has played two Test matches against New Zealand, one against Australia and 4 against England, but his bat has not scored a century. If we talk about the overall record, during this time he has played 17 T20s, 15 ODIs and 7 Tests. That is, 39 international matches have been done and not a single century has come from Virat’s bat. Since the last century, Virat has scored 1,659 runs. and
Kohli one century behind Ponting in ODIs
Kohli has captained India in 95 ODIs and has scored 21 centuries and 27 half-centuries. He is only 1 century behind Ricky Ponting in ODIs as a captain in terms of scoring a century. Ponting has captained the Australia team in 230 ODIs and has scored 22 centuries and 51 half-centuries.
Ricky Ponting is the captain with the most centuries in ODIs
|Ricky Ponting (Australia)||230||8497||42.91||22|
|Virat Kohli (India)||95||5449||72.65||21|
|AB de Villiers (South Africa)||103||4796|
|Sourav Ganguly (India)||147||5104||38.66||11|
|Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)||118||4377||38.73||10|
Has scored one century more than Virat Ponting in Tests
Talking about Tests, Virat has captained the team in 60 matches and scored 20 centuries, while Ponting has captained 19 centuries in 77 matches. Graeme Smith has scored 25 centuries as captain in Tests.
Graeme Smith is the captain with the most centuries in Tests
|Graeme Smith (South Africa)||109||8659||47.83||25|
|Virat Kohli (India)||60||5392||58.60||20|
|Ricky Ponting (Australia)||70||6542|
|Allan Border (Australia)||93||6623||50.94||15|
|Steve Smith (Australia)||34||3659||70.36||15|