India after losing the first two T20I games are on the verge of losing a five-match T20I series against West Indies, thus they have a point to be proved in the remaining games to keep this series alive. Indian batters like Shubman Gill, and Sanju Samson have been disappointing in the first two games and meanwhile, the absence of Kuldeep Yadav has also impacted the winning chances of the Indian team.
West Indies would look to continue their winning momentum in the remaining games of the series and especially Pooran's stunning show was the talk of the town in the previous match and other Caribbean batters are expected to join the party with him. The third T20I match will be played at the same venue as the previous game thus a great thriller is expected on the cards.
Numbers and Stats ahead of WI vs IND 3rd T20I game:
2 - Sanju Samson needs two more runs to complete 6000 runs in T20 cricket overall.
3 - Nicholas Pooran has smashed three consecutive fifties in T20Is at this Providence venue, Guyana.
Nicholas Pooran's T20I scores at Providence, Guyana:
17 vs India in 2019
62* vs Pakistan in 2021
74* vs Bangladesh in 2022
67 vs India in 2023
3 - Suryakumar Yadav needs three more sixes to complete the milestone of smashing 100 sixes in T20Is.
Most Sixes for India in Men's T20I:
Rohit Sharma - 182
Virat Kohli - 117
KL Rahul - 99
Suryakumar Yadav - 97
Yuvraj Singh - 74
17 - India have won 17 T20I matches against West Indies overall (men's cricket).
Most wins against an opposition in men's T20I:
Pakistan - 20 vs New Zealand (34 games)
India - 19 vs Sri Lanka (29 games)
England - 19 vs Pakistan (29 games)
India - 17 vs West Indies (27 games)
18 - Nicholas Pooran needs 18 more runs to surpass Marlon Samuels and become the second-highest run-scorer for West Indies in the men's T20I.
Most runs for West Indies in men's T20I:
Chris Gayle - 1899
Marlon Samuels - 1611
Nicholas Pooran - 1594
24 - Johnson Charles needs 24 more runs to complete 1000 runs in T20Is. He will become the 9th West Indian batsman to reach that milestone in T20Is.
63 - Suryakumar Yadav needs 63 more runs to surpass Shikhar Dhawan and become the fourth-highest run-scorer for India in men's T20I.
Most runs for India in men's T20I:
Virat Kohli - 4008
Rohit Sharma - 3853
KL Rahul - 2265
Shikhar Dhawan - 1759
Suryakumar Yadav - 1697
2006 - Last time West Indies won an International bilateral series (minimum 3 matches) against India was way back in the year 2006.