Rohit has scored 4 international hundreds in T20 cricket – the maximum by any player in the history of the format. Only two other Indian batsmen have T20I hundreds – Rahul (2) and Raina (1). Kohli has registered the maximum number of 50s in the format – 19. Rohit has blasted 98 sixes in the format. Only Gayle and Guptill have more – 103 each. In terms of boundaries, Kohli with 218 follows Dilshan (223) and is succeeded by Mohammad Shahzad (also 218 but in 5 more innings), Rohit (201) and Guptill (200).
11:28(IST)In terms of batting averages (min. 500 runs), three Indians make it to the top-5 list. Kohli with an average of 49.25 follows Babar Azam (55.19). They are followed by Lokesh Rahul (43.44), Manish Pandey (41.38) and Finch (38.67). Rahul is amongst the five best batsmen of all-time in terms of strike rate (min. runs 500 and average 25). With a strike rate of 148.38, he follows Evin Lewis (163.75), Colin Munro (161.82), Maxwell (156.57) and Finch (156.29). The other Indian batsmen who satisfy this criteria and have a strike rate of above 130 are Rohit (138.17), Yuvraj (136.38), Kohli (136.11), Raina (134.87) and Dhawan (132.90).
11:17(IST)Rohit Sharma is the leading run-scorer for India in T20I cricket. His aggregate of 2237 runs in 82 innings places him at Number 3 in an all-time list behind Guptill (2272) and Shoaib Malik (2245). Virat Kohli follows at Number 4 with 2167 runs in 60 innings. The other Indians who have crossed 1000 runs in T20I cricket include Raina (1605), Dhoni (1487), Dhawan (1232) and Yuvraj Singh (1177).
11:11(IST)In terms of bowling averages, India rank at Number 3 (23.81) behind Pakistan (22.02) and South Africa (22.56). In terms of strike rate, teams are closely stacked together and India rank at Number 5 – South Africa (17.7), Pakistan and Australia (18.6), New Zealand (18.7) and India (18.9). The Indian bowlers have taken 17 four-plus wicket hauls – joint second-highest along with South Africa. The Pakistani bowling unit has tallied 20 such hauls.
11:04(IST)Not surprisingly, India have the best collective batting average amongst all teams – of 28.74. They are followed by South Africa (25.84) and Australia (24.30). India’s batting strike rate (130.06) is also the second-highest only after Australia (132.81). India have registered 7 hundreds – only New Zealand match them on this count but in 179 more batting innings. Again, no team has registered more fifties – 78. Pakistan have the same number but in 31 more matches.
10:58(IST)India have played 110 T20Is and have won 69 and lost 37 to merit the best win-loss ratio in the history of the format. In terms of series (two or more matches), India have played 29, won 14, lost 8 and drawn 7. They not only comfortably have the best win-loss ratio but also the highest win+draw percentage amongst all major T20 teams.
10:53(IST)After a successful 4-1 outing for the Indians in the ODI series, the visitors would look for a similar result against the New Zealanders in the T20I series. Hello and welcome to the first T20I between India and New Zealand from Wellington.