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Rohit Sharma at threshold of becoming first Indian to join the elite list of 400 sixes

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 December 2019, 19:03 IST

Indian opener Rohit Sharma is just one six short of reaching the landmark of 400 international sixes across all formats of the game. Provided that Rohit Sharma smacks a six in the opening T20I between India and West Indies in Hyderabad on Friday, he will go on to become the first Indian to set foot in the 400 sixes club.

Only former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi and Universe Boss Chris Gayle have knocked more than 400 sixes in international cricket. Gayle, with 534 sixes, hold the record of hitting the most number of sixes, while Afridi, with 476m is in second spot.

Rohit Sharma so far has struck 399 sixes in his international career, with 232 in ODIs, 52 in Tests and 115 in T20Is.

Rohit Sharma tops the list of most number of sixes hit in international cricket in 2019. With 67 sixes and counting.

The three match series will get under way in Hyderabad on Friday, while the second T20I will be played in Thiruvananthapuram. The final match of the series will be held in umbai on 11th December.

The T20I series will be followed by a three match ODI series.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declared the final 15 member squad for the series on 21st November.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli will mark his return to India’s T20 squad after being rested for the series against Bangladesh.

Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the T20I series after sustaining a knee injury during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match. Sanju Samson will be replacing the left-handed opener.

For the visitors, Kieron Pollard will be leading from the front in the T20I as well as the ODIs.

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First published: 4 December 2019, 19:03 IST