After winning the four-match Test series against England by a 3-1 margin, India will be playing a five-match T20I series from 12th March in Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. India has won the last two T20I series they played against England by a 2-1 margin in Jan 2017 and Jul 2018 respectively. India are looking the favourites to seal another T20I series with the squad they have at their disposal. But England cannot be underestimated as Eoin Morgan’s side has abundant firepower to upset India.
Let us have a look at some of the stats and records that can be broken in tomorrow’s match:
0 – England has never won a T20I series against India [Minimum 2 match T20I series]. England has defeated India only in 1-match T20I series that happened twice in 2011 and once in 2014.
3000 – Virat Kohli needs 72 more runs to become the first-ever player to score 3000 runs in T20I.
9000 – Rohit Sharma needs 26 more runs to become only the 2nd Indian after Virat Kohli to complete 9000 runs in T20s. Overall, he will become the 9th player to do so.
300 – Virat Kohli will become only the 5th Indian to play 300 T20s after MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik.
60 – Yuzvendra Chahal needs 1 more wicket to become the 1st Indian player to have 60 T20I wickets and become the leading wicket-taker for India in T20I by surpassing Jasprit Bumrah.
12000 – Virat Kohli needs 17 more runs to become only the 3rd player to score 12,000 runs in international cricket as captain after Graeme Smith and Ricky Ponting.
339 – Eoin Morgan needs two more sixes to get 339 sixes in international cricket and he will go past Martin Guptill’s 338 sixes. By doing so, he will jump to 7th position for having most sixes in international cricket after Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, Rohit Sharma, Brendon McCullum, MS Dhoni and Sanath Jayasuriya.
2840 – Rohit Sharma needs 67 more runs to go past Martin Guptill’s 2839 T20I runs and by doing so he will become 2nd highest run-scorer in T20Is after Virat Kohli .