India vs Australia 2019, T20I series – Approaching milestones

India vs Australia 2019, T20I series – Approaching milestones

All the approaching milestones for the players ahead of the India-Australia T20I series.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia’s limited-overs tour of India will serve them as a rehearsal for the upcoming World Cup in England later this year. Less than 100 days prior to the tournament, the Australian team is unsure of their combination for the World event. In fact, India is also on the same line but their issue has been the middle-order spots only. All the players of both the teams will take the field keeping the CWC in mind.

All the approaching milestones for the players ahead of the India-Australia T20I series:

45Yuzvendra Chahal needs five more wickets to complete 50 T20I scalps. Only Ravichandran Ashwin (52) has taken 50 T20I wickets so far for India. If Chahal bags a 5-wicket haul in his next T20I, he will be the 2nd fastest to the milestone. He will be the joint 2nd quickest if he requires two games for those remaining five wickets.

48Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have hit 48 sixes apiece in the T20I format. Only Rohit Sharma (102), Yuvraj Singh (74) and Suresh Raina (58) have hit 50 and more T20I sixes for India thus far.

48 – Jasprit Bumrah needs two more wickets becoming the 2nd Indian to take 50 wickets in T20I cricket. Only Ravichandran Ashwin (52) has got there for India in this format. Chahal is also lining up for this milestone having picked 45 thus far.

50 – Shikhar Dhawan will be featuring in his 50th T20I in the series opener.

79Aaron Finch needs five more sixes to become the player with the most number of T20I series for Australia. Finch currently has 79 sixes same as David Warner. Only Shane Watson (83) is ahead of the both in Australian list.

298 – If Rohit Sharma features in both the matches of this series, he will complete 300 appearances in the Twenty20 format. During the Hamilton T20I, MS Dhoni became the first Indian to feature in 300 Twenty20s.

Suresh Raina is expected to be the 2nd Indian if he features in Uttar Pradesh’s matches in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy on 24th and 25th February respectively.

349Rohit Sharma needs one more six to become the first Indian to hit 350 International sixes. MS Dhoni needs two sixes for the same feat. Rohit, thus far hit 349 sixes while Dhoni hit 348 including seven for Asia XI. Only four players across the globe have hit more sixes than these two players.

488 – Virat Kohli needs 12 more runs to become the first player to score 500 runs against an opponent in T20I cricket. He has amassed 488 runs against Australia in this format so far.

20937 – Dinesh Karthik needs 63 more runs to complete 21000 runs in his professional career. He has scored 9376 FC runs, 6416 List A runs and 5145 runs in T20s ahead of the T20I series.

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