India vs Sri Lanka, 2020: 2nd T20I – Statistical Preview

India vs Sri Lanka, 2020: 2nd T20I – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the 3-match T20I series between India and Sri Lanka.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The 3-match T20I series between India and Sri Lanka started off with a washed-out game in Guwahati due to wet patches on the pitches. The series will now move to Indore where India has an exceptional record. The Indian team retained their batting line-up from the previous T20I series except for Shikhar Dhawan coming in for Rohit Sharma, who is not playing this series. Both the teams will be looking to win the game on Tuesday as the winning side will eliminate the possibility of not losing the series.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the 3-match T20I series between India and Sri Lanka:

1 – The Holkar Stadium in Indore has hosted only one T20I match – India vs Sri Lanka in December 2017. India won the match by a record 88 runs after posting their highest T20I total of 260/5. India’s highest ODI total of 418/5 was also scored at this venue when India faced West Indies here in 2011.

1 – The washed-out Guwahati T20I brought an end to India’s winning streak in the T20I format at home against Sri Lanka. Coming into the series, India won each of their last five T20Is against Sri Lanka in India. Had the Guwahati T20I got abandoned without a toss, India’s streak would have been active. In fact, Sri Lanka won only one of their last 10 T20Is against India and lost eight of them.

1 – Virat Kohli will become the leading run-getter in Men’s T20Is if he scores one more run. He is currently tied with Rohit Sharma on 2633 runs. Kohli also needs seven runs to become the highest run-getter in India-Sri Lanka T20Is. Currently, Rohit is on the top with 289 runs and is not playing this series.

4/4 – Virat Kohli has scored a fifty in all the four T20I innings against Sri Lanka. If he scores a fifty in his next innings against them, he will become the first player with five successive 50+ T20I scores against an opposition.

5/5 – The chasing side won all the five matches played in the night at the Holkar Stadium during the 2018/19 Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament. The venue hosted a total of 22 matches during that tournament out of which the chasing team won in 18 games. Two of the four matches won by the side, batting first, were by the margin of 10 or fewer runs.

8-0 – India won all the 8 matches they played in International Cricket at the Indore’s Holkar Stadium. No team other than India in Indore have played more than six matches at a venue where they have a 100% win record in International cricket.

9.3 – Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling strike rate in the six T20s he played at the Holkar Stadium. He claimed 12 wickets at this venue including a 5-wicket haul. However, his economy reads 10.12 as he conceded 189 runs in 18.4 overs he bowled here. He was taken for 52 runs in the 2017 T20I here against Sri Lanka but also picked three wickets.

0/18 – Sri Lanka have not won a bilateral series against India ever since Virat Kohli’s International debut during the 2008 Sri Lankan tour. If India wins the Indore T20I, the streak will continue irrespective of whatever happens in the 3rd T20I of this series.

The ongoing T20I series is the 19th bilateral series between India and Sri Lanka since Kohli’s debut. India won 16 of those while another two series ended with 1-1 result. India won all the 11 bilateral series in International cricket they played against Sri Lanka since 2012.

374 – KL Rahul has scored 374 runs across nine Twenty20s at the Holkar Stadium. Rahul scored those runs at an average of 46.75 and a strike rate of 158.47. He has hit four fifties at this venue and has a best of 89 which came against Sri Lanka in the 2017 T20I.

976 – Runs Virat Kohli amassed in the 29 innings he batted in the T20I format as captain. Kohli needs 24 more runs to become the 6th player with 1000 T20I runs as captain and will be the quickest to reach the milestone if he does in the next innings he bats.

10969 – Virat Kohli has scored 10969 runs in his International career till date while leading the Indian team. Kohli needs 31 more runs to become the 6th captain to aggregate 11000 International runs and will be the quickest to reach there.