Virat Kohli set to play his 50th T20I match as captain against Namibia and much more

Virat Kohli will become 7th player to captain 50 matches in T20Is after MS Dhoni, William Porterfield, Eoin Morgan, Asghar Afghan, Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 8 November 2021 12:53 pm

India despite being knocked out of semi-final race will play their final match of this 2021 T20 WC against Namibia before leaving this tournament with heavy hearts. Virat Kohli will be playing his last game as captain in T20Is, thus he will like to end his captaincy reign on a very high note before leaving the big stage. After 2 disappointing losses initially, India bounced back with two stunning victories against Afghanistan and Scotland and improved their NRR very much but still would get eliminated because of not being able to topple Pakistan and New Zealand points wise. Let us see whether India will be able to continue their winning momentum and end this T20 WC 2021 on high note or not.

Numbers and Stats before the start of India vs Namibia game:

2012 - For the first time after 2012 T20 WC, India will be knocked out before playing Semi-finals of an ICC event.

2 - India will be facing Namibia only for the 2nd time in international cricket. The only other time these two sides met was in the 2003 WC.

3 - Rohit Sharma needs 18 more runs to become only 3rd player to complete 3000 runs in T20Is overall.

7 - Virat Kohli will become 7th player to captain 50 matches in T20Is after MS Dhoni, William Porterfield, Eoin Morgan, Asghar Afghan, Aaron Finch and Kane Williamson.

13 - Hardik Pandya needs 2 more sixes to become 13th Indian Player to complete 100 sixes in international cricket.

71.42 - Gerhard Erasmus as captain has a win % of 71.42 in T20Is.

Best win% as captain in T20Is (Minimum 20 matches):

Asghar Afghan - 80.76%
Sarfaraz Ahmed - 78.37%
Charles Perchard - 76.19%
Babar Azam / Gerhard Erasmus - 71.42%
Greame Smith - 66.66%