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Virat Kohli has broken all sorts of records in IPL 2016 © AFP

Virat Kohli has been in phenomenal form in T20s this year and he has taken that form to another level and scored as many as four centuries in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, with a maximum of 4 innings still to go. He has scored 865 runs from 13 innings so far at an average of 86.50 and a strike rate of 155.01 with nine fifty-plus scores to his name. During these 13 innings in IPL 9, he has created and broken records galore. Let us look at his innings in depth. READ: Virat Kohli continues to defy reality in IPL 2016

Virat Kohli vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: Virat Kohli has played 2 matches against Sunrisers Hyderabad in this year’s IPL. He has scored 89 runs against them, facing 68 balls. Here is how he has scored those 89 runs against SRH’s bowlers.

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B

0s

1s

2s

3s

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89

68

23

30

3

1

8

3

Mustafizur Rahman is one of the few bowlers who has kept Kohli quiet. He has bowled 7 dot balls to Kohli from 11 deliveries, which is the most among SRH bowlers. Likewise here are the numbers which show the most dots, singles, doubles, triples, fours, and sixes conceded by SRH bowlers to Kohli. READ: Virat Kohli then and now: An analysis of the changes since England Tour 2014

Most singles conceded – Ashish Nehra (7).

Most doubles conceded – Mustafizur Rahman (1), Moises Henriques (1) and Karn Sharma (1).

Most threes conceded – Moises Henriques (1).

Most fours conceded – Ashish Nehra (2), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2), Karn Sharma (2).

Most sixes conceded – Moises Henriques (2).

Here is a table which shows how each SRH bowler has done against Kohli:

Bowler

R

B

SR

Ashish Nehra

15

14

107.14

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

14

12

116.67

Mustafizur Rahman

8

11

72.72

Moises Henriques

27

16

168.75

Karn Sharma

22

11

200

Ashish Reddy

3

4

75

Moises Henriques has conceded most runs against Kohli among all SRH bowlers.

Here is how Kohli has fared against Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Indian capped bowlers, overseas bowlers and Indian uncapped bowlers. READ: What Virat Kohli has done to drab IPL 2016 season

Bowler type

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B

Indian capped bowlers

51

37

Overseas bowlers

35

27

Indian uncapped bowlers

3

4

Kohli is an equally good bowler of both spin and pace. Let’s look at how he has performed against SRH’s spin and pace bowlers.

Bowling type

Dismissals

SR

Pace

2

117.54

Spin

0

200

Kohli has a better strike rate against SRH’s lone spinner Karn Sharma as compared to the pace bowlers, but he has also faced more balls off SRH’s pace bowlers. He has been dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman once and once by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. READ: Virat Kohli quashes comparison with peers

Virat Kohli vs Mumbai Indians: Kohli has played 2 matches against Mumbai Indians in IPL 9 thus far. He has scored a mere 40 runs off 37 balls. Here is how he has scored those 40 runs against MI’s bowlers.

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40

37

14

16

3

0

3

1

Mumbai Indians has a good mix of Indian capped, uncapped and overseas bowlers in IPL 9. Let’s look at how they have performed against Kohli in two matches.

Most dots bowled – Tim Southee (8).

Most singles conceded – Tim Southee (5).

Most doubles conceded – Krunal Pandya (2).

Most fours conceded – Tim Southee (1), Jasprit Bumrah (1) and Harbhajan Singh (1).

Most sixes conceded – Tim Southee (1).

Here is a table which shows how each MI bowler has done against Kohli.

Bowler

R

B

SR

Tim Southee

17

16

106.25

Mitchell McClenaghan

2

3

66.67

Jasprit Bumrah

6

4

150

Harbhajan Singh

7

5

140

Krunal Pandya

7

6

116.67

Hardik Pandya

1

3

33.33

Tim Southee has conceded the most runs against Kohli among all MI bowlers.

Here is how Kohli has scored his runs against Mumbai Indians’ Indian capped bowlers, overseas bowlers and Indian uncapped bowlers. READ: Virat Kohli and the bat of destiny: RCB’s Deathly Hallow in IPL 2016

Bowler type

R

B

Indian capped bowlers

14

12

Overseas bowlers

19

19

Indian uncapped bowlers

7

6

These stats clearly suggest that Kohli has not targeted any specific kind of bowler. Let’s look at how Kohli has performed against MI’s spin and pace bowlers:

Bowling type

Dismissals

SR

Pace

1

100

Spin

1

127.27

Kohli has scored at a decent strike rate against both MI’s spinners but could only go at a run-a-ball against the pacers. He has been dismissed by Krunal Pandya and Mitchell McClenaghan.

Virat Kohli vs Rising Pune Supergiants: Kohli has played 2 matches against Rising Pune Supergiants and scored 188 runs off 121 balls. Here is how he has scored those runs against RPS’ bowlers.

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188

121

30

60

7

0

15

9

Let’s look at how the RPS bowlers did against Kohli in two matches.

Most dots bowled – Thisara Perera (6).

Most singles conceded – Rajat Bhatia (12).

Most doubles conceded – Ashok Dinda (2).

Most fours conceded – Ishant Sharma (4).

Most sixes conceded – RP Singh (3).

Here is a table which shows how each bowler has fared against Kohli:

Bowler

R

B

SR

Ishant Sharma

27

13

207.69

Thisara Perera

35

21

166.67

Ankit Sharma

11

14

78.57

Rajat Bhatia

32

21

152.38

Ravi Ashwin

12

14

85.71

Murugan Ashwin

5

4

125

Ashoke Dinda

11

10

110

RP Singh

25

11

227.27

Adam Zampa

30

13

230.77

Thisara Perera has conceded the most runs against Kohli among all RPS bowlers. Here is how Kohli has scored his runs against Rising Pune Supergiants’ Indian capped bowlers, overseas bowlers and Indian uncapped bowlers. READ: Virat Kohli — The saviour of ‘proper cricket’

Bowler type

R

B

Indian capped bowlers

75

48

Overseas bowlers

65

34

Indian uncapped bowlers

37

25

These stats suggest that Kohli has targeted all the bowlers and scored at a strike rate of over 140 against each type of RPS bowler.

Let us look at how Kohli has performed against RPS’ spin and pace bowlers.

Bowling type

Dismissal

Strike rate

Pace

1

171.05

Spin

0

128.89

Kohli has scored at a superb strike rate against both RPS’ spin and pace bowlers. He has been dismissed by Thisara Perera once.

Virat Kohli vs Gujarat Lions: Kohli has scored 209 runs off 118 balls against GL with two centuries. Here is how he has scored those runs against GL’s bowlers.

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209

118

22

54

15

1

17

9

Gujarat Lions had experienced Indian bowlers like Praveen Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhawal Kulkarni and others, but Kohli took them all apart. Here is how the GL bowlers did against Kohli in two matches.

Most dots bowled – Praveen Kumar (7).

Most singles conceded – Dhawal Kulkarni (10), Dwayne Bravo (10) and Ravindra Jadeja (10).

Most doubles conceded – Dwayne Bravo (5).

Most threes conceded – Dwayne Bravo (1).

Most fours conceded – Dwayne Bravo (4) and Praveen Kumar (4).

Most sixes conceded – Shivil Kaushik (4).

Here is a table which shows how Kohli did against each individual bowler:

Bowler

R

B

SR

Praveen Kumar

37

20

185

Dhawal Kulkarni

28

18

155.56

Pravin Tambe

20

14

142.86

Shadab Jakati

12

8

150

Ravindra Jadeja

16

15

106.67

Dwayne Bravo

51

25

204

Shivil Kaushik

37

14

264.29

Dwayne Smith

8

4

200

Dwayne Bravo has conceded most runs against Virat Kohli among all GL bowlers.

Here is how Virat Kohli has scored his runs against Gujarat Lions’ Indian capped bowlers, overseas bowlers and Indian uncapped bowlers.

Bowler type

R

B

Indian capped bowlers

81

53

Overseas bowlers

59

29

Indian uncapped bowlers

69

36

Kohli has scored at a strike rate of over 140 against all of GL’s bowlers barring Ravindra Jadeja. Let’s look at how Kohli has performed against GL’s spin and pace bowlers.

Bowling type

Dismissal

SR

Pace

1

185.07

Spin

0

166.67

Kohli has scored at a more than decent strike rate against GL’s spin and pace bowlers. He has been dismissed by Praveen Kumar once.

Virat Kohli vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Kohli has played 2 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders and scored a total of 127 runs off 95 balls. Here is how he has scored those runs against KKR’s bowlers. READ: Virat Kohli’s approach and mindset sets him apart

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127

95

23

47

13

0

9

3

Here is how Kohli did against the KKR bowlers:

Most dots bowled – Sunil Narine (8).

Most singles conceded – Piyush Chawla (11).

Most doubles conceded – Piyush Chawla (5).

Most fours conceded – Sunil Narine (3).

Most sixes conceded – Andre Russell (1), Morne Morkel (1) and Piyush Chawla (1).

Here is how Kohli has done against each bowler:

Bowler

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B

SR

Andre Russell

22

14

157.14

Morne Morkel

20

15

133.33

Sunil Narine

24

21

114.29

Umesh Yadav

8

6

133.33

Piyush Chawla

31

21

147.62

Ankit Rajpoot

10

7

142.86

Shakib Al Hasan

12

11

109.09

Piyush Chawla has conceded the most runs against Kohli among all KKR bowlers. Here is how Kohli has scored his runs against the Indian capped bowlers, overseas bowlers and Indian uncapped bowlers.

Bowler type

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B

Indian capped bowlers

39

27

Overseas bowlers

78

61

Indian uncapped bowlers

10

7

Let’s look at how Kohli has performed against KKR’s spin and pace bowlers.

Bowling type

Dismissal

SR

Pace

1

142.86

Spin

0

126.42

Kohli has managed an excellent strike rate against both spin and pace. He has been dismissed by Morne Morkel once.

Virat Kohli vs Kings XI Punjab: Kohli has played 2 matches against KXIP and scored 133 off 71 balls. Here is how he has scored those runs against KXIP’s bowlers.

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71

24

21

4

0

14

8

How the bowlers did against Kohli in two matches.

Most dots bowled – KC Cariappa (6).

Most singles conceded – Kyle Abbott (4) and Mohit Sharma (4).

Most doubles conceded – Sandeep Sharma (2).

Most fours conceded – Sandeep Sharma (5).

Most sixes conceded – KC Cariappa (6).

Here is a table showing how Kohli has done against each bowler:

Bowler

R

B

SR

Sandeep Sharma

32

15

213.33

Anureet Singh

3

5

60

Mohit Sharma

20

9

222.22

Marcus Stoinis

4

5

80

Axar Patel

13

11

118.18

KC Cariappa

43

16

268.75

Kyle Abbott

18

10

180

KC Cariappa has conceded the most runs against Kohli among all KXIP bowlers.

Here is how Virat Kohli has scored his runs against Kings XI Punjab’ Indian capped bowlers, overseas bowlers and Indian uncapped bowlers.

Bowler type

R

B

Indian capped bowlers

65

35

Overseas bowlers

22

15

Indian uncapped bowlers

46

21

Kohli has scored his runs against all types of bowlers with equal ease.

Here is how Kohli has performed against KXIP’ spin and pace bowlers:

Bowling type

Dismissal

SR

Pace

1

175

Spin

1

207.4

Kohli has been excellent against both spin and pace, and has been dismissed by Sandeep Sharma and KC Cariappa.

Virat Kohli vs Delhi Daredevils: Kohli has done well against DD this year, scoring 79 runs off 48 balls in the only match he has played against them. Here is how he has scored those runs against DD’s bowlers.

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79

48

8

27

3

0

7

3

Here is how the bowlers have done against Kohli.

Most dots bowled – Chris Morris (3).

Most singles conceded – Pawan Negi (7).

Most doubles conceded – Chris Morris (2).

Most fours conceded – Zaheer Khan (2), Mohammad Shami (2) and Amit Mishra (2).

Most sixes conceded – Zaheer Khan (1), Pawan Negi (1) and Amit Mishra (1).

Here is how Kohli has done against each bowler:

Bowler

R

B

SR

Zaheer Khan

20

8

250

Chris Morris

12

10

120

Mohammad Shami

13

9

144.44

Pawan Negi

13

8

162.5

Amit Mishra

19

10

190

Carlos Brathwaite

2

3

66.67

Zaheer Khan has conceded the most runs against Kohli among all DD bowlers.

Here is how Kohli has done against Indian capped bowlers, overseas bowlers and Indian uncapped bowlers:

Bowler type

R

B

Indian capped bowlers

65

35

Overseas bowlers

14

13

NOTE: There were no uncapped Indian bowlers to bowl to Kohli when the two teams faced off. Kohli scored at a strike rate of over 180 against them whereas against the overseas bowlers, his strike rate was only 107.69.

Let’s look at how Kohli has performed against DD’s spin and pace bowlers.

Bowling type

Dismissal

Strike rate

Pace

1

156.57

Spin

0

177.78

Kohli was excellent against both pace and spin, and was dismissed by Mohammad Shami.

Statistical summary of Kohli’s golden run in IPL 9:

This is how Virat Kohli has scored his 865 runs by facing 558 balls in IPL-9 thus far.

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865

558

144

255

48

2

73

36

30 – The number of dot balls bowled by Rising Pune Supergiants’ bowlers against Kohli from two matches, the most by any team’s bowlers.

2 – The number of centuries scored by Kohli against Gujarat Lions, the most by him against an opposition in this year’s IPL.

60 – The number of singles conceded by Rising Pune Supergiants’ bowlers against Kohli from two matches, the most by any team’s bowlers.

81 – The number of runs conceded by Gujarat Lions’ Indian capped bowlers against Kohli, the most by any team’s Indian capped bowlers against Kohli in IPL 9.

15 – The number of doubles run by Kohli against Gujarat Lions from 2 matches, the most by him against any opposition so far.

8 – The number of dot balls bowled by Tim Southee (MI) and Sunil Narine (KKR) against Virat Kohli, the most by any bowler.

51 – The number of runs conceded by Dwayne Bravo against Virat Kohli from 25 balls, the most by any bowler against Kohli thus far in IPL 9.

2 – The number of times Sunrisers Hyderabad pace bowlers have dismissed Kohli in this year’s IPL, the most by any team’s pace bowlers.

17 – The number of fours conceded by Gujarat Lions bowlers against Kohli, the most by any team’s bowlers in this year’s IPL thus far.

9 – The number of sixes conceded by Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants bowlers against Virat Kohli, the most by any team’s bowlers in IPL 9.

69 – The number of runs conceded by Gujarat Lions’ uncapped Indian bowlers against Kohli, the most by any team’s uncapped Indian bowlers in IPL 9.

78 – The number of runs conceded by Kolkata Knight Riders’ overseas bowlers against Kohli, the most by any team’s overseas bowlers against Kohli in IPL 9.

12 – The number of singles conceded by Rajat Bhatia (RPS) against Kohli, the most by any bowler against him in IPL 9.

5 – The number of doubles conceded by Dwayne Bravo (GL) and Piyush Chawla (KKR) against Kohli thus far, the most by any bowlers against Kohli in IPL 9.

5 – The number of fours Kohli has hit against Sandeep Sharma (KXIP), which is the most he has scored against any bowler.

6 – The number of sixes Kohli has hit against Cariappa (KXIP), the most he has hit against any bowler in this year’s IPL.

42 – The number of runs conceded by Cariappa (KXIP) against Kohli on May 18, 2016 at Bangalore, the most by any bowler against Virat Kohli in an innings of a match in IPL 9.

1 – The number of times, Kohli has been out for less than 10 runs in this year’s IPL. He was for 7 against MI on May 11, 2016.

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