Indian captain Virat Kohli has played 84 Tests, 248 ODIs and 82 T20s so far.
Kohli made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on August 18, 2008 in Kingston.
Dainik BhaskarFeb 19, 2020, 04:51 PM IST Sports Desk. Indian captain Virat Kohli has expressed concern about the cricket workload on several occasions. This is so correct, you can guess from this that they play an average of 36 matches every year including Tests, ODIs and T20s. Kohli is busy for almost 300 days during each series, combining travel and practice sessions. Kohli himself revealed this in a press conference on Wednesday ahead of the 2 Test series against New Zealand.
Kohli made his Kingston ODI debut against Sri Lanka on August 18, 2008. Since then, he has played 84 Tests, 248 ODIs and 82 T20s in 139 months. In this sense, Kohli has spent 750 days on the field so far, just for the match. If we combine travel, practice sessions and practice matches, Kohli has been busy in cricket for nearly 4 thousand days so far.
Kohli said- players will land directly in the stadium and play the match
The Indian captain made a big statement on the tight schedule on 23 January ahead of the tour of New Zealand. He said that the day is not far off when the players will land directly in the stadium and play the match. Now he said about the workload in Wellington, "It's not something you can hide in any way." I am playing 300 days a year. It also includes travel and practice sessions. The workload is the same all the time. "
The Indian team has been on the field every other day in 9 months. Since last year, India has played 22 ODIs, 20 T20s and 7 Tests in New Zealand, England, West Indies, USA and India. In all these matches, one day of practice is added, in 9 months India has been on the field for 132 days i.e. almost every other day.
Kohli played 414 matches in all three formats so far.
India played 53 matches in all three formats in 2017 and 2018.The last 4 years figures also seem to justify the Indian cricket captain's statement with more cricket. Team India traveled to 12 countries between 2016 and 2019 and played 204 matches in all three formats. During this time, it was two years when the Indian team played 53 matches. India played 14 Tests the most in 2018. In the same year, he spent the maximum 97 days on the field, that is, on an average every four days the Indian team appeared on the field.
In 2019, the Indian team spent 79 days on the field, and in 2016, India played 46 matches in 2016, combining all three formats. During this time the team stayed on the field for 90 days i.e. on average, India played the match every fourth day. Team India played 53 matches in 2017 and spent 75 days on the field. In this sense, he played the match every fifth day. In 2019, India played 52 matches and stayed on the field for 79 days i.e. India was playing matches on every fifth day.