Team India continued their rampaging form in the limited overs set-up, as they annihilated the Caribbean team to record their first series win against the visitors in the shortest format since 2011 with still a game to go. Being played at The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium, Lucknow, a venue that was hosting an international fixture after a hiatus of 24 years, the match turned out to be a one-sided contest, as skipper Rohit Sharma batted Windies out of the game.
India stamped their authority in all the three departments, as the Windies succumbed to a heavy 71-run defeat. Rohit Sharma scored a historic fourth ton, as he became the highest run scorer for India and the second highest run scorer in the format.
Having already pocketed the series, Team India shall be looking to record a clean sweep over the visitors and end the series on a winning no
Two players, one being the premier batsman and the second a premier bowler of India, are on the brink of achieving a few milestones in the next game. Going by the current form of the players, they might well achieve it in the following encounter. Let's have a look at them:
#3 Jasprit Bumrah to 50 T20I wickets
Jasprit Bumrah has become a vital cog in the Indian cricket ever since his prodigious debut against Australia in 2016. He has become a premier bowler for India in the limited overs setup, and an integral unit of the Test squad as well.
Bumrah is currently the best death bowler in the world, with the ability to bowl yorkers at will. His stock of variations add further to his ability to restrict the flow of runs. The premier fast bowler is on the verge to take 50 T20I wickets and is just 4 scalps away from the haul.
Bumrah has played 37 T20I games for India so far and has recorded 46 scalps at an impressive economy of 6.73. The Indian spearhead might well breach the 50-wicket landmark in the next game, and in the process, is expected to become the fastest Indian to get there, overtaking the 42 games taken by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
#2 Rohit Sharma third batsman 100 T20I sixes
Rohit Sharma has been in a record-breaking spree in recent times and has taken the cricketing world by storm particularly with his six hitting capabilities. Rohit's sixes are a beautiful sight to witness, as he cleans the boundary with utmost ease, with timing being the greatest weapon in his arsenal.
After beating the Kiwi's record in ODIs, Rohit Sharma surpassed Brendon McCullum on the list of most six hitters in the second T20I and now stands second on the all-time list with 96 sixes, trailing Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill, who stand at the top with 103 maximums.
Rohit has been in scintillating form of late and the blistering hundred at Lucknow is a testimony to his sublime run. There is a high probability that Hitman may well cross the landmark of 100 sixes, and become only the third batsman to do so.
#1 Rohit Sharma to become the all-time highest run scorer in T20Is
The stand-in Indian skipper pipped Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli and Shoaib Malik and climbed from the fifth to the second spot in the list of highest run scorers in the shortest format of the game. Rohit has scored 2203 runs in 78 innings so far, at an average of 33.89 with 15 fifties and 4 hundreds.
The top spot is currently occupied by Martin Guptill, who has scored 2271 runs in 73 innings so far. Rohit trails the Kiwi by 68 runs, and going by the rich vein of for that the 31-year old is enjoying, he can, in all probability, outdo his former Mumbai Indians teammate in the next game.
If Rohit manages to achieve the feat, then it will mark a historic moment for India, as the spot of the highest run-getters in all the three formats shall be occupied by Indians.