India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma is just 11 runs away from overtaking regular skipper Virat Kohli on the most runs for Indian in T20Is list. Rohit is currently second on the list and has thus far scored 2092 runs from 85 matches. Kohli, on the other hand, has scored 2102 and has played just 62 matches. Rohit will have a good chance to surpass Kohli as India take on Windies tonight in the second T20I at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium, formerly Ekana International Cricket Stadium. IND vs WI 2nd T20I Live Score Updates
Interestingly, Rohit has the most number of centuries for India in T20Is. The right-hander has slammed three centuries while KL Rahul has two and Suresh Raina one. Kohli, as of now, is yet to score a T20I century but has 18 half-centuries against his name, the most by an Indian batsman.
On the overall list of most runs in T20Is, Rohit is placed fifth. New Zealand’s Martin Guptill leads the list with 2271 from 75 matches while Pakistan’s experienced batsman Shoaib Malik is second with 2190 from 108 matches. Former New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum is placed third with 2140 runs from 71 matches. Kohli takes the fifth place. Bharat Ratna for Virat Kohli: AIGF Writes to Narendra Modi Requesting the Highest Civilian Award for the Indian Captain
Most Runs for India in T20Is
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Meanwhile, India will be looking to seal the three-match T20I series in Lucknow. The home side won the first T20I at Eden Gardens by a narrow margin of five wickets while chasing paltry 110 runs.
This will be the first international match at the newly built stadium in Lucknow and India will be keen to get off to a winning start. Windies, on the other hand, will be looking to draw level in the series.