It is fair to say that India’s MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are two of the greatest batsmen that one-day international (ODI) cricket has ever seen.
The duo are among just nine batsmen who have an overall average of over 50 in ODIs, having played a minimum of 20 innings. Push that criterion to a minimum of 100 innings batted, only five batsmen average over 50 and two of them are Dhoni and Kohli.
One aspect of their game that stands out is how good they are when it comes to chasing in ODIs.
While chasing in ODIs, Kohli has scored 5050 runs in 99 innings at a superb average of 66.44 (which is the highest average for any batsman when batting second in ODIs – minimum 20 innings).
On the other hand, Dhoni has the highest average (97.36) for any batsman in wins while chasing, again considering a minimum of 20 innings.
Are Dhoni and Kohli the greatest chasers in the history of one-day cricket?
NOTE: All stats mentioned in this article are as of 16 June 2017.
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