Who is the West Indian bowler with the most dismissals of Virat Kohli in Tests?

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has an impressive record against the West Indies in Test cricket, scoring a plethora of runs both home and away. The Caribbean holds a special place in his heart as he made his Test debut in Jamaica in 2011. Kohli has amassed 822 runs in 14 Tests against the West Indies, with an average of 43.26, five half-centuries, and two centuries.

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Although he has had his share of success, Kohli has also found certain West Indies bowlers more challenging to face than others. Several West Indies bowlers have dismissed Kohli on multiple occasions, with a bit of a hold over him. Here are three bowlers from the Caribbean who have been the most successful against Kohli.

Five West Indies bowlers have dismissed Kohli twice in Tests, but two of them stand out from the rest of the pack due to their average against the star batter.

Jason Holder

All-rounder Jason Holder‘s height enables him to generate extra bounce, and he also possesses the ability to swing the ball. Kohli has faced 144 balls from Holder in Tests, scoring 69 runs, and the bowler has dismissed him twice, maintaining an average of 34.5. With the upcoming Test series pitting the two against each other, this is a match-up worth anticipating.

Shane Shillingford

When the West Indies toured India for a two-match Test series, Virat Kohli was just beginning to establish himself in the Indian Test team. The series, which is more remembered for Sachin Tendulkar’s incredible farewell, saw off-spinner Shane Shillingford enjoy decent success against Kohli. Although Kohli scored 30 runs off 48 balls from Shillingford, the latter dismissed him twice at an average of just 15. It will be intriguing to see how Kohli handles the spinners in the upcoming series.

Fidel Edwards

Fidel Edwards is arguably the West Indies bowler who has had the most success against Virat Kohli. Kohli’s inability to perform well in his debut Test series in the Caribbean was primarily due to Edwards’ exceptional performance against the then-youngster. Kohli scored only 30 runs from the 83 balls he faced from Edwards, with the speedster dismissing him three times at a sensational average of 10. Edwards didn’t allow Kohli to get off the hook in that series, and the numbers speak for themselves.