The 3-match T20I series between India and West Indies will conclude on Wednesday when both the teams will clash off in the decider at the Wankhede Stadium. The main reason behind the success of the West Indies team has been the explosive batting by their players. The visiting team smashed as many as 27 sixes across the first two matches. In this scenario, India would need a huge total to win batting first considering how well Mumbai suits the chasing sides.
All the key stats and numbers ahead of the series decider at the Wankhede Stadium:
1/5 – India batted first in six T20I matches at home in 2019 but has won only once and lost the remaining five matches. The lone win came against Bangladesh in Nagpur where Deepak Chahar recorded the best bowling figures in Men’s T20Is.
5-1 – The team batting first has won only one of the six T20Is hosted by the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. South Africa beat Afghanistan by 37 runs while defending their score of 209 in an afternoon match during the WT20. All the five T20Is played in the night at this venue were won by the chasing team
7-1 – The Trivandrum T20I was West Indies’ first win against India in the T20I format in two years. India won each of their last seven T20I matches against the Caribbean team since losing the 2017 Kingston T20I.
52 – Yuzvendra Chahal has picked up 52 wickets in his 36-match T20I career; the joint-most number of wickets in this format for India. Chahal needs one more wicket to go past Ravichandran Ashwin (52) and become India’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is.
75.28 – Batting average of Virat Kohli in the Twenty20 format at the Wankhede Stadium. In 12 T20 matches here, Kohli aggregated 527 runs with help of four fifties and had a strike rate of 151.87.
399 – Rohit Sharma needs one more six to become the first Indian and only the 3rd player overall to smash 400 sixes in International cricket. Chris Gayle (534 sixes) and Shahid Afridi (476 sixes) are the only players with 400+ International sixes till date. Rohit has struck only one six in last five innings in Internationals.
994 – Virat Kohli is six runs away from completing 1000 runs in the T20I format on the Indian soil. When Kohli scores those six runs, he will be the first player to aggregate 1000 T20I runs in India and only the 4th player with more than 1000 T20I runs in a country.
1000 – Both Lendl Simmons and Kieron Pollard are nearing 1000 runs in the T20I format. Only three players have completed 1000 T20I runs for West Indies. Skipper Pollard needs 10 more runs while Simmons needs 17 runs.
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