Virat Kohli vs Rachin Ravindra in CWC 2023? Who will win the race to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record in this tournament? The intriguing battle between both in-form batsmen in this tournament has been sensational news in recent times.
New Zealand’s in-form Batsman Rachin Ravindra delivers an impressive performance in his World Cup debut. On the other side, Virat Kohli has been in his best form compared to the previous edition of World Cups.
Rachin Ravindra records the 2nd highest score of CWC 2023 with 565 runs in 9 innings. This includes his highest score of 123 runs against England in this tournament.
In contrast, Virat Kohli ranks in the 3rd position with 543 runs in 8 innings. This includes his highest and unbeaten knock of 103 runs against Bangladesh in this tournament. What are the possible records of Sachin Tendulkar that Virat Kohli and Rachin Ravindra can break in the World Cup 2023? The interesting facts and stats will be discussed in detail
Virat Kohli vs Rachin Ravindra in CWC 2023 to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record
Earlier, the great Master Blaster– Sachin Tendulkar achieved a record of 673 runs in 11 innings during the ICC World Cup 2003. This includes 1 century and 6 half centuries in a single edition of the World Cup. Also, Sachin’s best performance of 152 runs enhanced his overall score in that World Cup edition.
Previously, Rohit Sharma managed to achieve a record of 648 runs in ICC World Cup 2019. With 5 centuries and 1 half-century in 9 innings, Rohit Sharma ranks in the 3rd position. This follows the previous records of Sachin Tendulkar (673 runs) and Matthew Hayden ( 659 runs).
Despite the best performance, Rohit Sharma fell short by 26 runs in ICC World Cup 2019 to achieve this feat. Currently, the Indian skipper holds the record of 7 centuries in the World Cups. In this aspect, Hitman surpasses the record of Sachin Tendulkar (6 centuries in World Cups).
None of the batsmen in recent times were impressive in making an attempt to achieve the record of most runs by any batsman in a single edition of the World Cup.
Now, it’s time for the interesting contest of Quinton de Kock vs Virat Kohli vs Rachin Ravindra in CWC 2023 to break Sachin’s best record.
With 3 centuries and 2 half centuries in this tournament, the 23-year-old batsman almost approached nearer to Sachin’s record. Rachin Ravindra needs to score 108 runs to tally with Sachin’s record. At present, the Pakistan cricket team is trapped in a must-win situation against England, under tricky conditions to qualify for the semis. This enhances the chances of New Zealand qualifying into the semi-finals.
Moreover, Rachin Ravindra needs to face the fierce bowling attack of the Indian cricket team in the knockout stages to achieve this record.
The challenge for the young cricketer is waiting ahead in the upcoming matches against the toughest opposition teams.
It would be enjoyable to watch the young cricketer creating sensational records in his World Cup debut.
Quinton de Kock vs Virat Kohli vs Rachin Ravindra in CWC 2023 to break Sachin’s records: South Africa Opener joins to lead in the race
Recently, South African opening batsman Quinton de Kock became the leading run-scorer of World Cup 2023. However, Quinton de Kock is back to his first position by scoring 41 runs from 47 balls against Afghanistan.
With 591 runs in 9 innings, the left-handed batsman needs only 82 runs to tally Sachin’s record. Quinton de Kock was able to get nearer to Sachin’s record with his highest score of 174 runs against Bangladesh in this tournament.
The upcoming semi-final match against Australia will play a crucial moment for Quinton de Kock to achieve the following records by scoring a century:
- Maximum runs scored in a single edition of the World Cup.
- The first Wicket-Keeper to score top runs in a single version of the World Cup.
- Match the previous record of Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma with 5 centuries in a single World Cup.
Surprisingly, Quinton de Kock gets an additional chance if South Africa qualifies for the finals in this tournament
Possible Chances for Virat Kohli to break Sachin Tendulkar’s in CWC 2023
Virat Kohli needs 130 runs to tally Sachin’s overall runs in World Cup 2003. With 2 centuries and 4 half centuries, the 35-year-old batsman is on a journey of breaking the Master Blaster’s record. Indeed, this can be completely possible in the upcoming 2 matches ( against Netherlands and Semi-finals) if Virat Kohli continues with his consistency.
Additionally, if India qualifies for the finals, then Virat Kohli will have another opportunity to score huge runs.
Previously, Virat Kohli matched the record of Sachin Tendulkar for the most number of centuries in ODIs. Moreover, Virat Kohli scored his 49th century on his birthday (5th November) against South Africa in this tournament.
For instance, if King Kohli scores his 50th ODI century with 130 runs or more, here are the important records that can be achieved in such scenarios:
- Achieve the most number of centuries in ODI cricket by beating Sachin’s record.
- Succeed to hold the record for the most number of runs by a batsman in a single edition of the ICC World Cup.
In fact, Virat Kohli could have scored more than 50 ODI centuries in this World Cup. Unfortunately, these important milestones were missed by a slight difference played against the 3 different teams as shown below:
- Australia: 85 runs from 116 balls ( missed by 15 runs)
- New Zealand: 95 runs from 104 balls ( missed by 5 runs)
- Sri Lanka: 88 runs from 94 balls (missed by 12 runs)
Which Batsman can break Sachin’s record? Quinton de Kock vs Virat Kohli vs Rachin Ravindra in CWC 2023:
Overall, Virat Kohli compared to Rachin Ravindra and Quinton De Kock has the greatest opportunity to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
Ultimately, It would be fascinating to watch an Indian Batsman break the records of another Indian legendary cricketer in the upcoming matches of this tournament.