Virender Sehwag has had little to do in India’s chases off late. In his last 26 innings chasing, he has passed 50 just once, that innings of 99 not out against Sri Lanka in 2010. Since the start of 2011, his highest in 14 chases has been 39.
Virat Kohli has stood out as India’s best while chasing. In the 50 chases since his debut, he has made 8 hundreds and 13 fifties. He averages 61.02 — nearly twice of Virender Sehwag’s 32 chasing — for his 2502 runs in those matches. Every time Kohli has made a hundred chasing, India have won. In fact, India have lost just once when Kohli has a hundred — the final ODI in England in 2011 in Cardiff.
Virat Kohli best batting average in Chasing
Quickest 13 Centuries in ODI
Virat Kohli has been among the top run scorers in the world for three consecutive years. In 2010, he had 995 runs at 47.38. He was behind only Hashim Amla with 1058. He was the top scorer in 2011, with 1381 runs at 47.62 four hundreds. In 2012 he is behind only Kumar Sangakkara.
Leading ODI Run Scores-2012