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Virat Kohli World Cup Centuries List

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer and a top-order batsman. As of January 2024, he has scored 80 centuries in international cricket—29 in Test cricket, 50 in One Day Internationals (ODIs), and 1 century in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is).

Kohli made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in August 2008 and scored his first century the following year with 107 runs against the same team at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. His 86-ball 133 not out against Sri Lanka in February 2012 led India to the second-highest run-chase by any team in Australia. Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones described the innings as “one of the greatest ODI knocks of all time!” 

Kohli’s highest score of 183 came against Pakistan during the 2012 Asia Cup, where India successfully chased a target of 330 set by Pakistan, earning Kohli the man of the match title. He scored his first century as a captain against the West Indies in the 2013 Triangular Series. 

In a bilateral series against Australia in October 2013, Kohli made two centuries in successful run-chases; his first, an unbeaten 100 off 52 balls, remains the fastest ODI century by an Indian, while the next, scored off 61 balls, is the third-fastest by an Indian as of September 2019. 

As of November 2023, Kohli holds the record for the most ODI centuries by any player, scoring his 50th ODI century in the 2023 Cricket World Cup knockout stage against New Zealand with a score of 117, ranking second overall for most centuries in international cricket.

Kohli made his Test debut against the West Indies in 2011 and scored his first century in the format during the Australian tour in January 2012. In the first Test of the 2014–15 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, he became the fourth Indian player to score centuries in both innings of a Test match, with scores of 115 and 141. 

He was appointed captain of the Test team during the series and became the first player to score centuries in each of his first three Test innings as captain. In 2016, Kohli became the fifth player to score three or more double centuries in a calendar year. The following year, he repeated this feat and became the first batsman to score four double centuries in consecutive Test series. 

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His seven double centuries are the joint fourth-most by any player. In 2017, Kohli became the first captain to score ten centuries in a calendar year, and in 2018, he scored eleven centuries, second only to Sachin Tendulkar for most in a calendar year. 

In 2019, Kohli scored seven centuries, including five in ODIs, and achieved his highest Test score against South Africa. In late 2022, Kohli scored a hundred against Bangladesh in the third ODI, surpassing Ricky Ponting’s record of 71 international centuries.

How Many World Cup Centuries Does Virat Kohli Have?

As of 2024, Virat Kohli has scored three centuries in Cricket World Cups. His first World Cup century came during the 2015 tournament, where he scored 107 against Pakistan in a high-stakes match. 

Kohli’s second World Cup century was recorded in the 2019 World Cup, where he played a crucial innings of 122 against Afghanistan. His third century was a pivotal 117 against New Zealand in the knockout stage of the 2023 World Cup, further cementing his reputation as one of the greatest ODI batsmen in cricket history.

 Kohli’s ability to perform under pressure and deliver match-winning innings has been a significant asset for the Indian cricket team in World Cup tournaments.

Virat Kohli’s Total Centuries in the 2024 World Cup

Virat Kohli has played 27 matches in the ODI World Cup, amassing 1,115 runs at an average of 48.47. During this period, he has scored seven half-centuries and two centuries, with one century in 2011 and the other in 2015.

In the 2019 World Cup, Kohli did not score a single century. His highest scores included 82 against Australia, 77 against Pakistan, 67 against Afghanistan, 72 against the West Indies, and 66 against England. In nine innings across nine matches, he scored 443 runs at an average of 55.37, with 82 being his highest score.

Virat Kohli’s First Century in the World Cup

Virat Kohli scored a century in his very first World Cup match in 2011 against Bangladesh. He followed this with another century against Pakistan in 2015.

Since then, he has not scored another World Cup century. In total, Kohli has 47 centuries in ODIs. Just three more centuries will see him surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 centuries.

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Virat Kohli’s Batting Career Statistics

Test centuries scored by Virat Kohli

1116Australia28Adelaide Oval, AdelaideAway24 January 2012Lost
2103New Zealand210M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, BangaloreHome31 August 2012Won
3103England115Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, NagpurHome14 December 2012Drawn
4107Australia220M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiHome22 February 2013Won
5119South Africa123Wanderers Stadium, JohannesburgAway18 December 2013Drawn
6105New Zealand126Basin Reserve, WellingtonAway14 February 2014Drawn
7115Australia131Adelaide Oval, AdelaideAway9 December 2014Lost
8141Australia231Adelaide Oval, AdelaideAway13 December 2014Lost
9147Australia333Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneyAway7 January 2015Drawn
10103Sri Lanka136Galle International Stadium, GalleAway12 August 2015Lost
11200West Indies141Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, AntiguaAway21 July 2016Won
12211New Zealand146Holkar Stadium, IndoreHome8 October 2016Won
13167England150ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, VisakhapatnamHome17 November 2016Won
14235England152Wankhede Stadium, MumbaiHome8 December 2016Won
15204Bangladesh155Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, HyderabadHome9 February 2017Won
16103Sri Lanka157Galle International Stadium, GalleAway26 July 2017Won
17213Sri Lanka258Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, NagpurHome26 November 2017Won
18243Sri Lanka259Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, DelhiHome2 December 2017Drawn
19153South Africa262Centurion Park, CenturionAway13 January 2018Lost
20149England167Edgbaston, BirminghamAway1 August 2018Lost
21103England269Trent Bridge, NottinghamAway18 August 2018Won
22139West Indies272SCA Stadium, RajkotHome4 October 2018Won
23123Australia278Perth Stadium, PerthAway14 December 2018Lost
24254*South Africa282Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, PuneHome10 October 2019Won
25136Bangladesh284Eden Gardens, KolkataHome22 November 2019Won
26186Australia288Narendra Modi Stadium, AhmedabadHome13 March 2023Drawn
27121West Indies190Queen’s Park Oval, Port of SpainAway20 July 2023Drawn

Twenty20 International centuries

1122*Afghanistan21200.00Dubai International Cricket Stadium, DubaiNeutral8 September 2022Won

In Which Countries Has Virat Kohli Scored Centuries?

West Indies9
Sri Lanka9
New Zealand5
South Africa4

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many centuries has Virat Kohli scored in World Cup matches?

Virat Kohli has scored two centuries in World Cup matches: one in 2011 and another in 2015.

What is Virat Kohli’s highest score in Test cricket?

Virat Kohli’s highest score in Test cricket is 254 runs.

How many centuries has Virat Kohli scored against Sri Lanka in ODIs?

Virat Kohli has scored 9 centuries against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

How many centuries does Virat Kohli need to surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 centuries in ODIs?

Virat Kohli needs three more centuries to surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 centuries in ODIs.

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