England vs India 2018, T20I Series – Statistical Preview

England vs India 2018, T20I Series – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the T20I series between England and India.

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Indian team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India’s quest to dominate England in England will begin with a three-match T20I series which could well be a mouth water-contest given the hosts’ batting firepower which suits the format and India’s recent win-loss record. India’s spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are expected to wreck through the hosts’ batting who might be relieved with the absence of Jasprit Bumrah. However, it might not be that straightforward for the Indians to succeed given the form each England batsman is going through at the moment.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the T20I series between England and India:

3India faced off England in three T20I matches in England and lost in all those three. The hosts defeated India in 2009 WT20 game, One-off T20Is in 2011 and 2014. England lead the T20I head to head record against India winning six out of the 11 meetings.

5 – England and India faced off in five T20I bilateral series/one-off matches till date. England won all the three one-off matches while a 2-match series ended a draw and a 3-match series was won by India. The coming 3-match T20I series will be first T20I series involving more than one game between the two sides in England.

27.92Virat Kohli’s batting average as captain in the T20I format. He scored 335 runs in the 14 innings as the Indian T20I skipper with two fifties and both his ducks in the T20I cricket. Kohli’s current T20I batting average of 48.59 is the lowest in the last 25 innings.

41 – Number of wickets Yuzvendra Chahal has taken in the T20I cricket so far. These are the most number of wickets for any player since his T20I debut in June 2016.

41.11 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s bowling average in Twenty20 cricket since the start of IPL 2018. The pacer bagged on nine wickets in the 13 T20s he played since the start of this year’s IPL and went wicket-less in six of them including the last three matches.

In the 24 T20s Bhuvi played since the start of 2017 and prior to IPL 2018, he took 38 wickets at an average of 15.94 conceding at an economy under 6.96.

925 – Runs Jos Buttler scored in his last 15 innings across all formats. Ever since he was promoted as opener for Rajasthan Royals, Buttler scored 11 fifty-plus scores in 15 innings in all formats at an average of 102.78.

2000 – Virat Kohli (1992) and Rohit Sharma (1949) race towards becoming the first set of cricketers to score 2000 runs in Men’s T20I cricket for India.

5000 – Jos Buttler (4966) and Alex Hales (4901) need 34 and 99 more runs respectively to complete 500 T20 runs. Only five England players have scored over 5000 runs in the Twenty20 format thus far.

7902 – Runs Suresh Raina has scored in his Twenty20 career so far. He needs 98 more runs to become the 4th player and the first Indian to complete 8000 T20 runs. Raina (298) also needs two more sixes to become the 8th player and 2nd Indian after Rohit Sharma to hit 300 T20 sixes.