IPL 2020: David Warner's Average, Virat Kohli's Hundreds – The Numbers Which Define Big V vs Big D Battle
In the battle of David Warner and Virat Kohli, who wins the numbers game?
- Nikhil Narain
- Updated: September 22, 2020, 11:55 AM IST
It is VIRAT KOHLI vs DAVID WARNER!
We look at some numbers and records set by these two giants of the game in the IPL.
5412: Kohli is the highest run-getter in IPL history
4706: Warner has the highest aggregate for an overseas batsman in IPL history and the fourth-highest overall
43.17: Warner has the highest Batting Average amongst the 50 highest run-getters in IPL history. His Actual Average (Runs Per Innings) of 37.35 is also higher than Kohli (32.02).
5: Kohli has recorded the second-highest number of hundreds in the IPL only after Chris Gayle (6)
Warner has 4.
48: Warner has the Maximum Number of 50-Plus scores in the IPL
Kohli is at number two with 41.
2.625: Warner’s Frequency (Number of Innings) to register a 50-Plus score
Kohli has crossed a 50-Plus score every 4.12 innings.
5.07: Average Number of Boundaries (4s and 6s) per innings for Warner
The corresponding number for Kohli is 3.96
142.39: Warner’s Strike Rate in the IPL
It is the fourth-highest amongst the 20 highest run-getters in the IPL after Virender Sehwag (155.24), AB de Villiers (151.23) and Chris Gayle (151.02).
Kohli has a strike rate of 131.61.
The difference lies in the roles they play for their respective franchises.
While Warner goes helter-skelter at the top of the order for SRH, Kohli has, at least for a large part, played the role of an accumulator and anchor for RCB.
973: Kohli’s Aggregate in the 2016 edition
Kohli amassed 973 runs in 16 innings at a strike rate of 152.03 smashing 4 hundreds and 7 fifties in the 2016 edition of the IPL.
It is the highest aggregate for any batsman in a single edition of the IPL.
848: Interestingly, Warner piled up 848 runs in 17 innings at a strike rate of 151.42 including 9 fifties in the same tournament. This is the second-highest aggregate in any edition of the IPL.
4: Kohli recorded 4 hundreds in the 2016 edition – the highest number in any single edition of the IPL
3: Number of Times Warner has been the Highest Run-Getter in a single season of the IPL
Warner won the Orange Cap in 2015, 2017 and 2019 – no batsman has equalled or bettered this feat.
Kohli was the highest run-getter in the 2016 IPL.
5: Number of Times Kohli and Warner both have scored 500-Plus in a season
Kohli aggregated more than 500 runs in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2018 while Warner achieved the same in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2019.
2762: Kohli’s Aggregate Runs at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru
It is the highest aggregate for any batsman at any ground in T20 cricket (domestic + international)
3/5: Kohli features in 3 of the 5 Highest Partnerships in IPL history.
These include 229 (with AB) against Gujarat Lions in Bengaluru in 2016, 215* (again with AB) against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede in 2015 and 204* (with Gayle) against the Daredevils in Delhi in 2012.
Warner features once in the top 5 – 189* (with Naman Ojha) for the Daredevils against Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad in 2012.