PAK vs IND: Virat Kohli's record against Pakistan in T20 World Cup

Former Indian captain has only been dismissed once

By Web Desk
June 09, 2024
Virat Kohli shakes hands with Pakistan players after his knock in T20 World Cup 2022. - ICC

The T20 World Cup 2024 clash between India and Pakistan is just around the corner and all eyes will be on India's batter Virat Kohli, who boasts of a staggering career record against the Men in Green.

In five games against Pakistan at the T20 World Cup, Kohli has amassed 308 runs, the most by any player against a single opposition in the history of the tournament. The only other batter to have breached the 250-run mark is Chris Gayle, who has scored 289 runs against Australia in six matches.

Even more astonishing is Kohli’s four unbeaten innings from five games, giving him an average of 308. Among batters with five innings against one team, Shoaib Malik’s 103 (103 runs, dismissed once in five innings) against Australia is the closest.

Kohli’s strike rate of 133 in these matches may look odd, but it must be remembered that India successfully chased in four of these games.

Kohli has not been dismissed in the four games where India have batted second against Pakistan – all of which were victories, as previously mentioned. He has scored 251 runs in chases against Pakistan.

Kohli’s record against Pakistan in World Cups:

5 innings

308 runs

308 average

132.75 strike rate

4 fifties

82* highest score

It must be noted that New York’s Nassau County International Cricket Stadium is all set to host the game but rain could play spoilsport.

The match will start at 10:30am local time and according to BBC weather, light rain showers along with light winds can disrupt the game.

Pakistan lost to the United States (USA) in their T20 World Cup opener after a thrilling Super Over as they struggled greatly with the bat.

Mohammad Amir took the ball in the Super Over and the USA concluded their innings 18-1 in reply, the Men in Green could only score 13-1 and ended up losing the match by five runs.

The loss has put Pakistan at crossroads and the game against India is of significant importance as a loss in New York tomorrow would greatly put their chances of qualifying for Super Eight in danger.


Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Mohammad Rizwan, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf.

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya (vc), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj.

Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed and Avesh Khan.