India vs WI, 2nd T20I: Records that can be scripted
India and West Indies gear up for the second T20I encounter on Sunday. The Men in Blue won the first T20I by six wickets to take a lead in the three-match series. Skipper Virat Kohli (94*) helped India script their highest successful run chase. There are many records that can be scripted on Sunday. We take a look at the same.
Rohit and Kohli battling for supremacy in T20Is
Rohit Sharma has scored 433 runs against WI in T20Is. He needs 67 more to register the feat of 500 runs against the Windies. Kohli (412) needs 88 runs to register the mark of 500 as well. Rohit and Kohli will be vying to score and keep the record for the most runs in T20Is. Kohli (2,544) is three short of Rohit (2,547).
India aiming to grab eighth successive T20I win against Windies
India and West Indies have played 15 T20I matches so far. The hosts will be aiming to win their 10th T20I match against WI. India will also be aiming to seal their eighth successive victory in the format against WI.
Rohit one six away from scripting this massive record
Rohit is just one maximum away from reaching the milestone of 400 international sixes across formats. The senior cricketer has hit 399 sixes in his international career so far (232 in ODIs, 52 in Tests and 115 in T20Is). He could become the first Indian to achieve this mark. Shahid Afridi (476) and Chris Gayle (534) have hit 400-plus sixes in international cricket.
Records that can be scripted by Rahul, Pollard and Lewis
KL Rahul (1,036) needs 20 runs to surpass Angelo Mathews (1,055) in terms of career T20I runs. Kieron Pollard (990) needs 10 more to register 1,000 career T20I runs. He could become only the fourth Windies player to achieve this mark. Evin Lewis (282) needs 18 more to become the first West Indies batsman to score 300 career T20I runs against India.
Pant and Chahal can script these records
India's wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant has four dismissals from eight T20Is involving India and West Indies. He can surpass MS Dhoni, who leads the list with five from seven T20Is. Yuzvendra Chahal is the joint-highest wicket-taker for India alongside R Ashwin (52). He needs a wicket to gain ascendancy. The wrist-spinner can also surpass the likes of Mustafizur Rahman (52) and Sohail Tanvir (54).