India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones

India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones

Martin Guptill needs 11 runs to go past Virat Kohli’s tally of 3227 runs and become the highest run-scorer in T20Is.

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After suffering humiliating defeats against Pakistan and New Zealand in their first two matches in T20 World Cup 2021, Team India bounced back brilliantly and they now have won four matches in a row including a five-wicket win over New Zealand in the first T20I of the three-match series. The second game will be held at JSCA International Complex Stadium in Ranchi on Friday (November 19).

With the Men in Blue getting back to winning ways, they would like to clinch the upcoming game as well to earn an unassailable 2-0 lead. The home team then can consider giving chances to benched players like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Avesh Khan keeping the next T20 World Cup in mind which is now less than a year away. Notably, this would be India’s back-to-back T20I bilateral series victory against the Kiwis.

Meanwhile, the Blackcaps had a phenomenal T20 World Cup 2021 as they reached the finals of the mega event before losing it to their Trans-Tasman rivals Australia. Having rested their regular skipper Kane Williamson, stand-in captain Tim Southee and the New Zealand team now aim to get a win in the second game and take the series to the final match in Kolkata.

Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers ahead of the second T20I between India and New Zealand:

Head-to-head: Nothing separates the two teams in terms of head-to-head record as both have won equal number of matches (9) against each other in 19 T20Is. One of the clashes was abandoned. Having lost the first five T20Is between the two sides, India finally seem to crack the Kiwi code in T20Is as they have beaten them nine out of the next 13.

11 – Martin Guptill needs 11 runs to go past Virat Kohli’s tally of 3227 runs and become the highest run-scorer in T20Is.

1 – Rohit Sharma needs one hit over the fence to become the third player to complete 450 sixes in international cricket.

8– Rohit Sharma is eight big hits away from becoming the second batter after Martin Guptill to complete 150 sixes in T20Is.

1 – Ishan Kishan needs one catch to complete 50 catches in T20 matches.

5Venkatesh Iyer is five hits away from completing 50 sixes in T20 games.

4 – Yuzvendra Chahal requires four wickets to overtake Jasprit Bumrah (66) and become the highest wicket-taker for India in T20Is.

10 – Tim Seifert is 10 runs shy of reaching 2500 runs in T20s.

1 – Mitchell Santner needs one big hit over the fence to complete 50 sixes in T20s.

1394 – Glenn Phillips has scored 1394 runs in T20s this year, third-most by any player.

94 – Glenn Phillips has hit 94 sixes in T20s this year, the most by any player.

6 – Both Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer need six fours to complete 50 fours in T20Is.

1 – Yuzvendra Chahal will feature in his 50th T20I if he plays.

1 – Tim Southee is one grab away from reaching 100 catches in T20 matches.

29 – Rohit Sharma needs one half-century to become the batter with most fifty-plus scores in T20Is (29). Virat Kohli currently tops this list.

31 – Martin Guptill needs 31 runs to go past Mitchell Marsh (627) and become the third-highest run-scorer in T20Is in 2021.