Ish Sodhi completes most T20I wickets in a calendar year for New Zealand

Notably, Ish Sodhi has taken 21 wickets in T20Is this year and has been their key player in the ongoing tournament.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 3 November 2021 1:40 pm

New Zealand will face Scotland after a very convincing victory against India while Scotland are coming after 2 difficult losses in T20 WC 2021. One more loss for Scotland will ensure them being out of the tournament and joining the likes of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, but if Scotland can manage to upset New Zealand then it can be good for India as their chances of entering playoffs increases. Scotland had won 3 out of 3 games in the Qualifier stage during T20 WC 2021 but have lost both their Super 12 games to Afghanistan and Namibia.

Let us have a look at some of the stats and numbers before start of New Zealand vs Scotland game:

1 - New Zealand and Scotland have played against each other only once in T20Is, which happened during 2009 T20 WC. New Zealand ended up defeating Scotland by 7 wickets.

2 - Martin Guptill needs just 26 more runs to become second batter after Virat Kohli to smash 3000 runs in T20Is.

4 - Scotland have won 4 out 8 T20I matches that they have played in Dubai while New Zealand have won only 2 out of the 7 T20I matches in that venue (one of them came against India in T20 WC 2021).

76 - If New Zealand win this T20I, they will surpass Australia in number of T20I wins overall.

Most wins in T20Is:

Pakistan - 111
India - 92
South Africa - 85
England - 77
Australia - 75
New Zealand - 75

3 - Martin Guptill needs 3 more sixes to become the first player to smash 150 sixes in T20Is.

21 - Ish Sodhi has taken 21 wickets in T20Is this year and has been their key player.

Most T20I wickets by a New Zealand bowler in a calendar year:

Ish Sodhi - 21 in 2021
Mitchell Santner - 20 in 2019
Nathan McCullum - 17 in 2010