India’s tour of the Caribbean will kick start on Saturday when they clash against the Windies at the Lauderhill in Florida. This will be the first International assignment for India since their semi-final exit at the World Cup and also the first for Windies since that mega event. India will feature in three T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests against the hosts on this tour that lasts a month. The first two matches of the T20I series will be hosted by Florida’s Lauderhill where these two teams clashed in a 2-match T20I series in 2016.
All the key stats and numbers that matter ahead of the T20I series between India and Windies:
5-5 – The head to head record between Windies and India in T20I cricket is tied at 5-5. The 3-0 win in the last year’s 3-match T20I series at home helped India to level with the Caribbean side.
7 – Sunil Narine dismissed Rohit Sharma on seven instances in Twenty20 cricket. However, Rohit scored 26 runs from the 18 balls he faced from Narine in T20Is without getting dismissed. In the 2019 IPL, Rohit scored 21 runs from 15 deliveries against Narine who couldn’t dismiss the opener.
35 – Khaleel Ahmed has picked up the most number of wickets by a pacer in T20 cricket in 2019. His 35 wickets came in only 16 matches at an average of 14.4 and a strike rate of 10.5. The leg-spinners Rashid Khan (45) and Sandeep Lamichhane (43) are the only bowlers with more Twenty20 wickets in 2019 than Khaleel.
50+ – KL Rahul (53.07) and Manish Pandey (51.92) have 50+ batting average in Twenty20 format this year. Rahul amassed 690 runs from 16 innings with help of a century and seven half-centuries. His Karnataka-mate, Pandey scored 675 runs from 19 innings with four fifties and a hundred.
56 – Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard have hit 56 sixes each in the Twenty20 format this year so far; the joint 3rd most by any player. Pooran hit those 56 sixes in only 23 innings while Pollard in 39 innings. Andre Russell, who withdrew his name from this series at the last moment, has hit 83 T20 maximums in 2019 while Shane Watson struck 57.
102 – Number of sixes Rohit Sharma has hit in T20I cricket; one of the three players with 100+ T20I sixes. Chris Gayle (105) and Martin Guptill (103) are the only players who are ahead of Rohit. The Indian opener has an opportunity to top the list if he smacks four more maximums.
223 – Virat Kohli has hit the joint-most number of fours in the T20I format. He has smashed 223 fours in T20Is thus far, same as Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka.
947 – Shreyas Iyer has got the most number of runs among Indian players in Twenty20s this year and stands 4th in the overall list of 2019. Iyer scored 947 runs from 26 innings at an average of 41.17 with two tons and four fifties.
2263 – Virat Kohli’s 2263 runs in T20Is are the joint 3rd most for any player. He needs ten more runs to move to 2nd on the list by going past Martin Guptill (2272) and Shoaib Malik (2263). His deputy Rohit is currently the leading run-getter in the T20I format having aggregated 2331 runs.
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