India will play 3rd T20I against New Zealand in Kolkata after sealing the series in style by 2-0 margin. India will be looking to test their bench strength to give opportunities to youngsters like Avesh Khan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan and also would look to clean sweep this series. New Zealand, on the other hand, would look to comeback to the winning ways as their pride is at stake.
In the last 8 T20I meetings between these two sides, India have emerged to be the victorious side 7 times, while New Zealand had defeated India only in T20 WC 2021 match so far. Intense competition is expected between those two teams in Eden Gardens ground in the final T20I.
Numbers and Stats ahead of Ind vs NZ 3rd T20I
3 – Ravichandran Ashwin needs 3 more wickets to surpass Yuzvendra Chahal and become 2nd highest wicket-taker in T20Is for India.
3 – Rohit Sharma needs 3 more sixes to complete 150 sixes in T20Is. Glenn Phillips needs 3 more sixes to complete 100 T20 sixes in 2021 alone.
627 – Martin Guptill has smashed 627 T20I runs in 2021 and need just 1 more run to surpass the tally of Mitchell Marsh.
Most runs in T20Is during 2021:
Mohammad Rizwan – 1083
Babar Azam – 834
Mitchell Marsh / Martin Guptill – 627
36 – Rohit Sharma needs 36 more runs to become the highest run-scorer as captain against New Zealand in T20Is.
Most runs as captain against New Zealand in T20Is:
Eoin Morgan – 287
Rohit Sharma – 252
Virat Kohli – 218
10 – If New Zealand wins 3rd T20I, then they will become the first team to win 10 matches against India in T20Is.
Most wins for India in a calendar year:
India – 15 in 2016
India – 14 in 2018
India – 9 in 2017
India – 9 in 2019
India – 9 in 2020
India – 9 in 2021
11 – If India wins 3rd T20I then Rohit Sharma will win 11 home T20I matches as captain.
Most wins as captain in T20Is at home venue:
Kane Williamson – 15
Eoin Morgan – 15
Virat Kohli – 13
MS Dhoni – 10
Tim Southee – 10
Faf du Plessis – 10
Aaron Finch – 10
Ramesh Satheesan – 10
Rohit Sharma – 10