India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones

India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones

Rohit Sharma needs one 50+ score to overtake Virat Kohli and become the batter with most 50+ scores in T20Is.

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Indian cricket team. (Photo by Pankaj Nangia/Getty Images)

After failing to qualify for the Semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2021, the Men in Blue have performed extremely well in the ongoing T20I series against New Zealand, as they have already clinched the series 2-0 with one game left. The first two matches in the mega event didn’t go the way as they would have wanted it but since then, they have won five encounters in a row.

The in-form team India would like to whitewash the Kiwis again like they did the same last year 5-0 in 2020 in New Zealand. This would be India’s back-to-back clean sweep series victory against New Zealand. Also this will be India’s consecutive series win against NZ at home. Having sealed the series, India would look to give chance to youngsters like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Avesh Khan in the final T20I.

On the other hand, New Zealand will be eager to prove that their successful T20 World Cup campaign wasn’t a fluke by winning the last T20I. The Kiwis would definitely want to avoid the whitewash by performing better than what they did in the first two games. With two test matches to follow, New Zealand will be looking to take confidence in that series by clinching the final T20I.

Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers ahead of the 3rd T20I between India and New Zealand:

Head-to-head: India surpassed New Zealand in terms of victories and has now won 10 matches out of 20 against them. Kiwis have won 9 encounters between the two sides, with one game getting abandoned due to rain. India completely dominate NZ in the last 11 clashes as they have thrashed them 8 times.

30 – Rohit Sharma needs one 50+ score to go past Virat Kohli (29) and become the batter with most 50+ scores in T20Is

3 – Rohit Sharma needs three big hits to reach 150 sixes in T20Is

2 – KL Rahul needs two fours to reach 500 fours in T20 matches

1 – Yuzvendra Chahal (49), if he plays, will feature in his 50th T20I

1 – Ishan Kishan requires 1 catch to complete 50 catches in T20 matches

6 – Shreyas Iyer needs six fours to complete 50 fours in T20Is

5 – Venkatesh Iyer needs five big hits to complete 50 sixes in T20 matches

6 – Rishabh Pant requires six fours to reach 50 fours in T20Is

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

72 – Mark Chapman needs 72 runs to reach 2000 runs in T20 matches

1 – Adam Milne is one wicket shy of reaching 150 wickets in T20 matches

58 – James Neesham is 58 runs away from completing 2500 runs across formats

3 – Glenn Phillips needs three big hits over the fence to become first batter to complete 100 sixes in T20 matches in 2021

1 – Mitchell Santner needs one six to reach 50 sixes in T20 matches

1 – Martin Guptill needs one run to surpass Mitchell Marsh (627) and become third highest run-scorer in T20Is in 2021