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Ind vs Aus: Rohit Sharma can create history in T20I cricket against Australia

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 February 2019, 18:04 IST
Rohit Sharma

Indian opener and vice-captain Rohit Sharma is on verge of creating history in T20 international series against Australia that will start from February 24. The 31-year-old cricketer will have a chance to break Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle’s record of most number of sixes in T20Is.

Rohit has 102 sixes under his name while Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle share the record with 103 sixes. Rohit is the only Indian cricketer to cross 100 sixes in T20Is while Yuvraj Singh is the other Indian batsman with 74 sixes to feature in the top-10 list.

Rohit was in decent form in the T20I series against New Zealand, notching up the scores of 50 and 38. The Mumbai-batsman also has a brilliant strike rate of 138.04 and has proved to be a match-winner for the Indian team on plenty of occasions.

Rohit, who leads the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, has an experience of playing 93 T20Is under his belt. He has scored 2,326 in this format with an average of 32.76.

India will host Australia for the T20I series in Visakhapatnam and Bengaluru respectively. The two teams will later face-off in five-match One-day International (ODI) series, starting on March 2 in Hyderabad.

India’s squad for 1st and 2nd T20I: Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Sidharth Kaul, Mayank Markande

First published: 22 February 2019, 18:04 IST