Virat Kohli will play against Pakistan on August 28. The two arch-rivals are the top contenders for the Asia Cup 2022 title. India are the leading title winners in the prestigious tournament with seven trophies under their belt.
Kohli did not play in the last edition of the Asia Cup, which took place in 2018.
Rohit Sharma had led the Men in Blue to title triumph in Virat’s absence. Now that Virat is back in the squad, India will feel confident.
Virat Kohli’s batting average in Asia Cup
The 33-year-old made his Asia Cup debut in 2010. He participated as a player in 2010, 2012 and 2016 editions while he captained India in 2014.
In 16 matches of Asia Cup, he has accumulated 766 runs in 14 innings. He has an average of 63.83 while his strike-rate is below hundred.
Kohli has smashed three hundreds and two fifties in Asia Cup. His highest score of 183 came against Pakistan in 2012.
In five T20Is of Asia Cup, he has amassed 153 runs in five games, with his batting average being 76.50.