Decoding Kohli's pattern of dismissals in the last five Tests

Rajdeep Saha
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Decoding Kohli
Decoding Kohli

13 Feb 2021: Decoding Kohli's pattern of dismissals in the last five Tests

Team India captain Virat Kohli's poor run of form in Test cricket continued.

The 32-year-old star player was dismissed for a five-ball duck against England on Day 1 of the second Test match against England.

With this knock, Kohli registered his fourth score of under 10 across the last nine innings.

Here we present Kohli's pattern of dismissals.

Performance: Kohli's show in Tests across the last five matches

In the two-Test series against New Zealand, Kohli managed scores of 2, 19, 3, and 14.

He averaged just 9.5 in the series.

In the Day-Night Test against Australia, Kohli got scores of 74 and 4.

Against England, he has tallied 11, 72, and 0 across three innings respectively.

Overall, he averages a dismal 22.11 in nine innings, managing just 199 runs.

IND vs ENG: How has Kohli been dismissed in the ongoing series?

The first innings in the opening Test saw Dominic Bess toss the ball up outside off and got it to spin in sharply.

Kohli lunged forward and pushed at it, gaining an inside edge.

Ben Stokes dismissed Kohli next, with a ball that kept low.

And now, Moeen Ali tempted Kohli to play a big drive. The ball spun sharply as Kohli got bowled.

Verus Australia: Kohli's dismissal patterns in Australia

Kohli played the lone Test in Australia and got scores of 74 and 4.

In the first innings, he was run out after a poor call from Ajinkya Rahane.

Kohli was well set and it proved to be costly for India.

In the second innings, Kohli attempted a rash drive outside off and sliced it to gully.

Pat Cummins was the bowler.

Vs New Zealand: Kohli struggled in New Zealand

Against New Zealand, Kohli struggled to find any momentum.

Kyle Jamieson got Kohli with a fuller delivery outside off and Trent Boult then stunned him with a short ball.

In the second Test, Tim Southee trapped him lbw with a fullish delivery.

Colin de Grandhomme then got him out lbw in the second innings, with a ball that seamed in after pitching.