Rohit Sharma stats: The Indian captain is likely to enter the record books during the second T20I vs Bangladesh tomorrow.
The second T20I of the ongoing Bangladesh’s tour of India will be played tomorrow at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Another victory for the visitors will see them register a historic series-win in their first-ever T20I series in India.
With the Indian batsmen failing to register a match-winning total in the first T20I in Delhi and captain Rohit Sharma been below par in home T20Is this year, tomorrow might just be the best opportunity for him to lead from the front with the bat in hand.
Having scored 12, 9 and 9 in his last three T20I innings, Sharma is due for a big innings. The 32-year old cricketer is also on the verge of entering the record books tomorrow.
Rohit Sharma stats
Second cricketer to play 100 T20Is
In the first T20I, Rohit Sharma (99) surpassed legendary India wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni (98) to have played the most number of matches in this format for India.
The second T20I will see Sharma go past former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi (99) to become only the second cricketer to play 100 T20Is. Sharma will only be behind veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik (111) in the list of most T20Is played.
Enter Top Five of highest run-scorers in home T20Is
In the 32 T20Is that Rohit Sharma has played in India, he has scored 747 runs at an average of 26.67 and a strike rate of 142.82 including three centuries and a half-century. Sharma is currently at No. 9 in the list of most runs scored in home T20Is.
It is worth mentioning that a half-century will see Sharma enter the Top Five in this list. The players whom Sharma can surpass tomorrow are New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (760), Australia captain Aaron Finch (762), England batsman Alex Hales (770) and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum (787).
Third-highest run-scorer in Asia
Having scored 1,353 runs at an average of 28.78 and a strike rate of 135.57 in 56 T20Is in Asia, Rohit Sharma is currently the fourth-highest run-scorers in matches played in Asia. The right-hand batsman needs 52 runs to go past Ireland’s Paul Stirling who has scored 1,404 runs in 45 T20Is played in Asia.
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It is worth mentioning that Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer in T20Is played in Asia. In 44 T20Is, Kohli has amassed 1,688 runs at an average of 56.26 and a strike rate of 135.80 including 16 half-centuries.
Second-highest run-scorer for India in T20s
Having scored 8,321 runs in 319 T20s at an average of 32 and a strike rate of 132.94 including six centuries and 56 half-centuries, Rohit Sharma is currently the third-highest run-scorer for India in T20s.
Regular captain Virat Kohli (8,556) and veteran batsman Suresh Raina (8,392) are the only two Indian batsman ahead of Sharma. If Sharma scored more than 71 runs tomorrow, he will reach the second position by overdoing Raina in this list.