England vs India: Records that can be scripted tonight
India take on England in the match number 38 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Sunday at Edgbaston in Leeds. Virat Kohli's men enter the tie as favorites over The Three Lions, who have lost their last two games. Several records could be scripted tonight with plenty of performers out there in the middle. Here we list them out.
Rohit can eclipse legends Kapil and Dada's records
Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma will look to do well. The senior cricketer (668) needs 32 runs to get past 700 World Cup runs and become the eighth Indian player to do so. He also needs two runs to surpass legend Kapil Dev (669). If Rohit slams a century, then he will equal former skipper Sourav Ganguly in terms of World Cup tons (4).
Rohit and Root could join an elite list
Rohit and Joe Root have amassed two tons already in the World Cup 2019. If both batsmen score another century today, then they will join the likes of Sourav Ganguly (2003), Australian heroes Mark Waugh (1996) and Matthew Hayden (2007), who achieved the feat in their World Cup journey. Rohit will be the second Indian after Dada to register three tons in a CWC.
Kohli, Root and Rohit are in fray of these feats
Virat Kohli (927) and Rohit (894) need 73 and 106 runs respectively to reach the 1,000-run landmark in ODIs this year. Only Aaron Finch (1,138) and Usman Khawaja (1,067) have achieved the feat. Kohli, Rohit and Root have three ODI tons each in 2019. If they score a century each, then they will join Finch (4) at the top of the list.
Kohli will be eyeing these special records
Kohli has two World Cup hundreds and another one will see him get past former Indian stalwarts Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid (2 each). The Indian captain could also score a fifth successive fifty-plus score in CWC 19. Rohit and Kohli need 62 and 84 runs respectively to surpass 400-plus runs in CWC 19. Only five batsmen have achieved the feat.
Shami, Archer could notch these records
Mohammed Shami has 25 career World Cup scalps. He needs four more to surpass former Indian legend Kapil Dev in terms of career World Cup scalps (28). Jofra Archer has 16 wickets in CWC 19. He needs one more to become England's most successful bowler in a single edition of the World Cup.
Kohli can surpass these Indian stalwarts in terms of catches
Kohli has taken 11 catches in World Cup history. He needs two more to surpass legends Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev (12 each). Four catches will take him past leader Kumble (14).