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India Vs Windies 2019/20: Third T20I – Stats Preview

The hosts India and the visiting side Windies will play the third and final T20I of the series on Wednesday (11th December) night at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai). As the series is currently standing at level (1-1), the Mumbai T20I is going to be the series decider.

India won the opening game of this T20I series by six wickets (with eight balls remaining). Their visitors equalled the series after winning the Thiruvananthapuram T20I by eight wickets (with nine balls remaining).

Here are some crucial stats previews before the Mumbai T20I between India and Windies.

Venue stats (Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai)

Ground’s history in first and second batting in T20Is

Stats Total First Batting Second Batting
Wins 6 1 5
Innings average (Average run-rate) 185.42 (9.39) 187.33 (9.36) 183.50 (9.42)

 

Teams’ T20I records at this venue

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
India 3 1 2 0/0
Windies 2 2 0 0/0

 

Team stats

India vs Windies Head-to-Head T20I records

Stats Matches India Won Windies Won Tied/No Result
Overall 16 9 6 0/1
In India 6 4 2 0/0
At Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai) 1 0 1 0/0
In last 5 matches 5 4 1 0/0

 

T20I records in 2019

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
India 15 8 7 0/0
Windies 11 2 9 0/0

 

Players’ stats

Indian cricketers’ stats

i) Rohit Sharma (399 sixes) needs to hit one more six to complete his 400 international sixes. He will become the third batsman to hit at least 400 international sixes. Only Chris Gayle (534 sixes) and Shahid Afridi (476 sixes) have hit 400+ sixes in the international career.

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Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Google)

ii) Virat Kohli (994 runs) is six runs away to become the third batsman to score 1,000 T20I runs at home. Only New Zealand cricketers Martin Guptill (1,430 runs) and Colin Munro (1,000 runs) have scored 1,000 or more T20I runs at home.

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Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Google)

iii) Virat Kohli (99 sixes) needs to hit one more six to become the sixth Indian batsman to hit 100 international sixes at home.

iv) The leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (52 wickets) is one wicket behind to become the leading T20I wicket-taker for India. Chahal is currently the joint-most T20I wicket-taker for this nation as the off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has also taken 52 T20I wickets.

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Yuzvendra Chahal

v) Among the Indian left-arm bowlers, Ravindra Jadeja (35 wickets) is currently the joint leading T20I wicket-taker along with Kuldeep Yadav (35 wickets).

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Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credit: Google)

vi) Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant (five dismissals) needs to make one more dismissal to create a new record of most T20I dismissals by an Indian wicketkeeper against Windies. MS Dhoni has also managed five T20I dismissals against Windies.

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Rishabh Pant (Image Credit: Google)

 

Windies cricketers’ stats

i) It will be the 68th T20I for Kieron Pollard which will be the second most T20I appearance for Windies as he will surpass Marlon Samuels (67 T20Is). Denesh Ramdin is on the top of this list with 71 T20Is for Windies.

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Kieron Pollard (Image Credit: Twitter)

iii) Kieron Pollard (990 runs) is 10 runs away, and Lendl Simmons (983 runs) in 17 runs behind to complete their 1,000 T20I runs for Windies. Till the date, only three batsmen have scored 1,000+ T20I runs for Windies. These three Caribbean cricketers are Chris Gayle (1,627 runs), Marlon Samuels (1,611 runs) and Dwayne Bravo (1,142 runs).

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Lendl Simmons (Image Credit: Twitter)

iii) Kieron Pollard (9,867 runs) needs to score 56 more runs to become the second most T20 run-scorer by surpassing Brendon McCullum (9,922 runs). Chris Gayle is on the top position in this list with 13,152 T20 runs.

India, Windies, statistical highlights
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India Vs Windies 2019/20: Second T20I – Statistical Highlights

On Sunday (8th December) night, the home team India suffered a thrashing eight-wicket defeat against the visiting team Windies at Greenfield International Stadium (Thiruvananthapuram).

The visitors won the toss and sent the hosts to bat first. At the end of the first innings, the home team scored 170/7 (20 overs). Windies successfully chased down that target comfortably in 18.3 overs after losing just two wickets.

With this victory, Windies have levelled this series by 1-1 and the last match of this T20I series will be the series decider.

Brief Scores: India – 170/7 in 20 overs (Shivam Dube 54, Rishabh Pant 33*; Hayden Walsh 2/28)

Windies – 173/2 in 18.3 overs (Lendl Simmons 67*, Evin Lewis 40; Ravindra Jadeja 1/22)

Result – Windies won by eight wickets

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

(Teams’ stats)

India vs Windies batting scenario

Team India Windies
Total 170/7 (20 overs) 173/2 (18.3 overs)
Dots 44 44
1s 48 38
2s 13 7
3s 0 0
4s 12 11
6s 5 12
Extras 18 (13 wides, 3 leg-byes and 2 no-balls) 5 (4 wides and 1 no-ball)

 

Windies

i) The away team Windies won the match by eight wickets.

  • Since July 2017, it was the first T20I victory for Windies against India. Previously, they beat India in a T20I match on 9th July 2017 at Kingston. After losing seven consecutive T20Is, finally, the Caribbean side managed to claim a T20I victory against this Asian side. 
  • It is the joint largest victory (by wickets) for Windies in their non-home T20Is. On 17th December 2018, the Caribbean side beat Bangladesh by eight wickets at Sylhet. 

 

(Players’ stats)

India

Virat Kohli

 India, Windies, statistical highlights
Image Credit: BCCI

i) The right-handed batsman Virat Kohli has scored 2,563 runs in T20I career.

  • Virat Kohli becomes the leading run-scorer in T20I cricket history. During this match, he surpassed his fellow cricketer Rohit Sharma (2,562 runs) who is just one run short from Kohli. 

 

Ravindra Jadeja

 India, Windies, statistical highlights
Image Credit: Google

i) Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has scalped 35 wickets in T20I career.

  • Ravindra Jadeja is the joint most T20I wicket-taker for India as a left-arm bowler. Kuldeep Yadav, the left-arm chinaman, has also taken 35 T20I wickets.

 

Rishabh Pant

 India, Windies, statistical highlights
Image Credit: Google

i) Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has made five T20I dismissals against Windies.

  • It is the joint-most T20I dismissals for an Indian wicketkeeper against Windies. MS Dhoni has also made five dismissals as a wicketkeeper against Windies.  

 

Windies

Lendl Simmons

 India, Windies, statistical highlights
Image Credit: Twitter

i) Opener Lendl Simmons remained not out on 67 runs.

  • It is the second-highest individual T20I score by a Windies batsman against the hosts India. The record is 82 not out by Lendl Simmons at Mumbai on 31st March 2016. 
Simmons
Lendl Simmons. Credits: Twitter
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It’s A Good Challenge Playing Against India – Lendl Simmons

The West Indies opener Lendl Simmons cherishes the challenge of playing against India. Three years ago, Simmons had played a blitzkrieg knock at Wankhede Stadium to put an end to India’s 2016 T20 World Cup hopes. India was knocked out after the semifinal loss and the Windies had gone on to win their second title. The right-hander, who has missed some International action in the recent past was once again at his best against his favorite team.

The right-hander took his time in the initial phase and then catapulted his attack in the second T20I against India. Simmons scored a fine knock of 45-ball 67 with the help of four fours and as many sixes to help his team chase down the target of 171 runs with nine balls to spare. Thus, he was awarded the Man of the match.

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Lendl Simmons. Twitter

Simmons was at his best.

Simmons also got support from his opening partner, Evin Lewis who scored a fine knock of 40 runs from 35 balls. The left-hander once again looked good and gave a good foundation to the West Indies’ innings. Shimron Hetmyer scored 23 runs whereas Nicholas Pooran added the finishing touches with 18-ball 38 with the help of four fours and two sixes.

Lendl Simmons said in the post-match presentation, “Like playing against India, it’s a good challenge. Haven’t played international cricket for a while, good to be back on the circuit, playing for the West Indies. Those guys can go at it from ball one, they have a different type of talent. I’m a bit old school. Take my time initially. I understand my game, understand my role in the team. My job in the powerplay is to go hard. Easier to bat outside the powerplay, knock the ball around and get the odd-boundary. Once you get in on that wicket, you can play your shots, and I just did that today”.

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Image Credit: ICC Twitter

West Indies were the better side.

It was pure hitting from Lendl Simmons and he would like to continue his form going in the all-important decider. The right-hander timed the ball to perfection and showed no mercy for the Indian bowlers. The visitors were up to the mark in the second match.

The third and final T20I will take place at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on the 11th of December.

West Indies
Lendl Simmons was at his best. Twitter
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The Way We Batted Was Fantastic – Kieron Pollard

The West Indies captain Kieron Pollard can not be more proud of his batting unit. The visitors’ batting unit made 171 look like a stroll in the park. The tourists won by eight wickets and even had nine balls to spare in their run chase at Thiruvanthapuram to square the series against India. It was pure hitting from the visitors as they showed no mercy to the Indian bowlers.

The visitors’ opener Lendl Simmons scored 45-ball 67 with the help of four fours and as many sixes to help his team chase down the target. Consequently, the right-hander was awarded the Man of the match.

Simmons
Lendl Simmons. Credits: West Indies Cricket Twitter

The Windies were a better side on the day.

Simmons also got support from his opening partner, Evin Lewis who scored a fine knock of 40 runs from 35 balls. The left-hander once again looked good and gave a good foundation to the West Indies’ innings. Shimron Hetmyer scored 23 runs whereas Nicholas Pooran added the finishing touches with 18-ball 38 with the help of four fours and two sixes.

Kieron Pollard said in the post-match presentation, “These things happen. Different circumstances have contributed to where we are (on the ICC table). Can’t control the past. Guys came back very well in the field, being able to restrict to 170, after the start they got. The way we batted – the guys executed perfectly. It was fantastic. Very excited for some of the guys who’ve come out of the CPL doing well. Some of those senior guys will be back, but excited for these guys, we have to deal with what we have in front of us. Kesrick bouncing back after the last game was fantastic”.

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Photo: BCCI

“Simmons started off slow, but he’s an experienced cricketer now. The way you guys speak about me, you think I am a veteran, huh? Continuing to enjoy my cricket, I have played a lot of cricket in India. Can pass on the knowledge to these guys. Pride myself as being a leader, I have been in trouble a lot of time. Every time I come on the cricket field, I try to win. A thing for us is to keep calm. There are areas to improve on. The wides, the no-balls. Even I was a bit guilty about it, but we’ll improve that at Wankhede”.

It was a fine effort from the West Indies to bounce back in the series. The tourists’ bowlers also did a fine job as they conceded only 73 runs in the final 10 overs, which was the major turning point of the match.

The decider of the series will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on the 11th of December.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. BCCI Twitter.
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Watch: Virat Kohli Pull Off A Blinder At The Boundary Line

The Indian captain Virat Kohli took a stunning catch to dismiss the West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer. The southpaw played a flat shot and timed it to perfection but Kohli was quick to move to his right. Kohli made good ground and then dived to his right to take a blinder of a catch. Furthermore, the talisman made sure that he didn’t touch the boundary ropes after taking the superb catch.

In fact, the catch was made possible by Virat Kohli as he is one of the fittest players in the world. Kohli was quick to move to his right and took a fine catch. However, apart from that catch, India’s fielding was once again below par.

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Virat Kohli. Twitter

It was a superman catch from Kohli.

India’s rookie player Washington Sundar once again fluffed an easy catch and the ground fielding was also not up to the mark. Rishabh Pant also could not hang on to a difficult catch after his elbow hit the ground and thus the ball popped out.

Virat Kohli said in the post-match presentation, “It was one of those catches that just stuck. Committed to the ball, stretched both hands – the last match I went with just one hand”.

Here is the video:

Simmons
Lendl Simmons. Credits: West Indies Cricket Twitter

Meanwhile, West Indies cruised to a convincing win as they defeated India by eight wickets. The visitors’ batsman Lendl Simmons scored a fine knock of 45-ball 67 with the help of four fours and as many sixes to help his team chase down the target with nine balls to spare.

Simmons also got support from his opening partner, Evin Lewis who scored a fine knock of 40 runs from 35 balls. The left-hander once again looked good and gave a good foundation to the West Indies’ innings. Shimron Hetmyer scored 23 runs whereas Nicholas Pooran added the finishing touches with 18-ball 38 with the help of four fours and two sixes.

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India Vs Windies 2019/20: Second T20I – Windies Level T20I Series After The Indian Fielders Dropped Early Chances

Poor fielding cost the hosts Indian team to lose the second T20I of the three-match series against Windies at Greenfield International Stadium (Thiruvananthapuram) on Sunday (8th December) night.

After winning the toss, Windies captain Kieron Pollard decided to field first. While they restricted India for 170/7 (20 overs) in the first innings, Windies chased down that target in 18.3 overs after losing just two wickets (173/2).

Windies openers got a good start after the hosts dropped two early opportunities

In the early second innings, Indian fielders dropped two catches in the single over. During the fifth over of that innings, when Bhuvneshwar Kumar was bowling, Washington Sundar dropped the opening batsman Lendl Simmons at mid-off. In that same over, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant dropped another opening batsman Evin Lewis behind the stumps. Those mistakes were too costly for the hosts.

With the help of those mistakes, Windies openers Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis put the 73 runs partnership for the first wicket. After Lewis was dismissed on 40 runs off 35 balls (3 fours and 3 sixes), Simmons calmly guided the visitors to the victory. Simmons remained not out on 67 runs off 45 balls (4 fours and 4 sixes). Shimron Hetmyer scored 23 runs while Nicholas Pooran was not out on 38 runs off 18 balls (4 fours and 2 sixes).

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Lendl Simmons (Image Credit: ICC Twitter)

Among the Indian bowlers, only Washington Sundar (1/26) and Ravindra Jadeja (1/22) managed to open their wicket columns. Indian captain Virat Kohli took a fabulous catch at the boundary line to dismiss Hetmyer, and it was the only shining moment for India during that second innings.

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Virat Kohli took a stunner to dismiss Shimron Hetmyer (Image Credit: BCCI Twitter)

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Only Shivam Dube and Rishabh Pant reached the 20-run mark during the Indian innings

Most of the Indian batsmen struggled to score good runs on that night. Both the Indian openers Rohit Sharma (15) and KL Rahul (11) failed to provide the strong starts. Shivam Dube was promoted to the no.3 batting position, and he impressed with his batting performance as he scored his maiden international half-century. After scoring 54 runs off 30 balls (3 fours and 4 sixes), Dube lost his wicket.

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Shivam Dube scored 54 runs after he was promoted to no.3 position (Image Credit: BCCI Twitter)

On that night, Indian captain Virat Kohli (2,563 runs) regained the top position in the table of most T20I run-scorer but failed to stretch that lead from Rohit Sharma (2,562 runs) as he is just one run ahead of Rohit. After scoring 19 runs, Kohli was caught out at the short third man as Kesrick Williams registered his first wicket of that match.

After Kohli’s dismissal, the other Indian batsmen were losing their wickets at regular intervals. However, Rishabh Pant tried hard and played a crucial knock of unbeaten 33 runs off 22 balls (3 fours and only six), but it wasn’t enough for the hosts.

Among the Caribbean bowlers, Kesrick Williams (2/30) and Hayden Walsh (2/28) bagged two wickets each.

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India Vs Windies 2019/20: Second T20I – Windies Level T20I Series After The Indian Fielders Dropped Early Chances 10

Teams’ innings scenario

Team India Windies
Total 170/7 (20 overs) 173/2 (18.3 overs)
Dots 44 44
1s 48 38
2s 13 7
3s 0 0
4s 12 11
6s 5 12
Extras 18 (13 wides, 3 leg-byes and 2 no-balls) 5 (4 wides, 1 no-ball)

After this victory, this series is now level by the 1-1 margin with one game to go. On last Friday (6th December) night, India won the first T20I of this series by six wickets with eight balls remaining. They will play the series decider on 11th December at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai).

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Lendl Simmons. Credits: West Indies Cricket Twitter
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Twitter Reacts As West Indies Level Series In Thiruvanthapuram

West Indies defeated India in the second T20I by eight wickets as they chased 171 runs comfortably at Thiruvanathapumra to level the series. The visitors’ batsman Lendl Simmons scored a fine knock of 45-ball 67 with the help of four fours and as many sixes to help his team chase down the target with nine balls to spare.

Simmons also got support from his opening partner, Evin Lewis who scored a fine knock of 40 runs from 35 balls. The left-hander once again looked good and gave a good foundation to the West Indies’ innings. Shimron Hetmyer scored 23 runs whereas Nicholas Pooran added the finishing touches with 18-ball 38 with the help of four fours and two sixes.

Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube. BCCI Twitter

It was pure hitting from the Windies batters as they showed no respite for the Indian bowlers. The hosts failed to get regular wickets and could not put pressure on the visitors.

On the other hand, West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and decided to bowl first. India could not get off to a good start as they lost in-form KL Rahul early. Virat Kohli sprung in a surprise as he decided to unleash Shivam Dube at the number three position.

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Photo: BCCI

The move looked like a bad call initially as the left-hander could get his timing right. However, the rookie batsman was soon able to find his touch after he smashed Kieron Pollard for a couple of sixes. The left-hander played at the top of his game to bring up his maiden T20I fifty off just 27 balls. Thus, he was able to make the most of his promotion in the batting order.

However, the rest of the Indian batsmen could not get themselves going on a slow wicket. Almost all the batters were found wanting as they sought for timing but could not find it.  The hosts could only manage 73 runs off the final 10 overs.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the West Indies win:

 

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India Vs Windies 2019/20: Second T20I – Stats Preview

On Sunday (8th December) night, the hosts India and the visiting team Windies will face each other in the second T20I of the three-match T20I series. Greenfield International Stadium (Thiruvananthapuram) will host this T20I.

India are leading this series by 1-0 after winning the opening game of this series. On last Friday (6th December), they played that series opener at Hyderabad and India successfully chased their record T20I target (208 runs) in 18.4 overs after losing four wickets.

Before this Thiruvananthapuram T20I between India and Windies, here we look at some essential stats preview.

Venue stats (Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram)

Before this upcoming T20I, the venue hosted only one T20I. It was the rain-affected night T20I between India and New Zealand on 7th November 2017 where India won by six runs in that eight-over per side game.

Team stats

India vs Windies Head-to-Head T20I records

Stats Matches India Won Windies Won Tied/No Result
Overall 15 9 5 0/1
In India 5 4 1 0/0
In last 5 matches 5 5 0 0/0
  • Since July 2017, India have won all the seven T20Is against Windies.

 

T20I records in 2019

Team Matches India Won Windies Won Tied/No Result
India 14 8 6 0/0
Windies 10 1 9 0/0

 

Indian cricketers’ stats

i) Rohit Sharma (399 sixes) is one six away to complete his 400 international sixes. After Chris Gayle (534 sixes) and Shahid Afridi (476 sixes), Rohit Sharma will become the third batsman to hit at least 400 international sixes.

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Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

ii) The leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (52 wickets) is one wicket behind to become the leading T20I wicket-taker for India as he is currently India’s joint-most T20I wicket-taker. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has also taken 52 T20I wickets.

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Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: Twitter)

iii) Virat Kohli (975 runs) is 25 runs away to become the third batsman to score 1,000 T20I runs at home. Only New Zealand cricketers Martin Guptill (1,430 runs) and Colin Munro (1,000 runs) have scored 1,000 or more T20I runs at home.

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Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

iv) Virat Kohli (99 sixes) needs to hit one more six to become the sixth Indian batsman to hit 100 international sixes. 

Windies cricketers’ stats

i) Kieron Pollard (990 runs) is 10 runs behind and Lendl Simmons (916 runs) in 84 runs away to complete their 1,000 T20I runs for Windies. Till the date, among the Caribbean batsmen, Chris Gayle (1,627 runs), Marlon Samuels (1,611 runs) and Dwayne Bravo (1,142 runs) have scored 1,000+ T20I runs.

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Kieron Pollard (Image Credits: BCCI Twitter)
Lendl Simmons
Lendl Simmons (Image Credit: Google)
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India Vs Windies 2019/20: First T20I – Stats Preview

On Friday (6th December), the hosts India and the visiting side Windies will face each other in the opening game of the three-match T20I series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium (Uppal, Hyderabad).

Earlier, during India tour of the United States and West Indies in last August, India completed the whitewash in the three-match T20I series against Windies (won by 3-0).

Before this T20I series opener between India and Windies, here we look at some essential stats preview.

Venue stats (Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad)

Before the upcoming T20I match between India and Windies, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium (Uppal, Hyderabad) hosted only one T20I. On 13th October 2017, this venue hosted a T20I match between India and Australia which was abandoned without a toss.

 

Team stats

India vs Windies Head-to-Head T20I records

Stats Matches India Won Windies Won Tied/No Result
Overall 14 8 5 0/1
In India 4 3 1 0/0
In last 5 matches 5 5 0 0/0
  • Since July 2017, India have won all the six T20Is against Windies.

 

T20I records in 2019

Team Matches India Won Windies Won Tied/No Result
India 13 7 6 0/0
Windies 9 1 8 0/0

 

India cricketers’ stats

i) Rohit Sharma (399 sixes) needs to hit one more six to complete his 400 international sixes. After Chris Gayle (534 sixes) and Shahid Afridi (476 sixes), Rohit Sharma will become the third batsman to hit at least 400 international sixes.

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Rohit Sharma

ii) Virat Kohli (58 sixes) needs to hit one more six to become India’s third most T20I six-hitter after surpassing Suresh Raina (58 T20I sixes). Only Rohit Sharma (115 sixes) and Yuvraj Singh (74 sixes) will remain ahead of Kohli in this list.

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Virat Kohli

iii) Virat Kohli (199 sixes) is one six away to complete his 200 international sixes. He will be the seventh Indian batsman to hit 200 international sixes.

iv) KL Rahul has scored 974 runs in 28 T20I innings. If Rahul scores 26 more runs in the next T20I innings, he will be the second-fastest Indian (Virat Kohli scored 1,000 T20I runs in 27 innings) and joint third fastest overall batsman to score 1,000 T20I runs (Australian Aaron Finch completed 1,000 T20I runs in 29 innings). Pakistan batsman Babar Azam is holding the record of fastest 1,000 T20I runs (in 26 T20I innings).

KL Rahul
KL Rahul

v) The leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (50 wickets) is three wickets behind to become the leading T20I wicket-taker for India. In this list, he is currently behind of Ravichandran Ashwin (52 wickets) and Jasprit Bumrah (51 wickets).

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Yuzvendra Chahal

 

Windies cricketers’ stats

i) Kieron Pollard (953 runs) is 47 runs behind and Lendl Simmons (914 runs) in 86 runs away to complete their 1,000 T20I runs for Windies. Till the date, Chris Gayle (1,627 runs), Marlon Samuels (1,611 runs) and Dwayne Bravo (1,142 runs) have scored 1,000+ T20I runs for Windies.

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Kieron Pollard
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Lendl Simmons
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Global T20 Canada 2019: Watch- Yuvraj Singh Claims Brilliant Juggling Catch to Dismiss Lendl Simmons

In the ongoing Global T20  Canada 2019 edition, Yuvraj Singh has claimed a sensational juggling catch to get rid of dangerous Lendl Simmons while representing Toronto Nationals against Brampton Wolves led by Colin Munro.

Meanwhile, the southpaw, who batted at the number four position, had so far scored 35, 45 and 51 in his last innings which came against Wolves on Saturday night.

Former Team India all-rounder has reflected his athleticism on the field during the ongoing GT20 Canada league. Despite making a catch difficult for himself, Yuvraj had leapt in the air to complete a sensation juggling catch in a bid to sent back in-form all-rounder Simmons.

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Let’s rewind the clock during the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Simmons took a one-handed stunner at the backward point–to get rid of Yuvraj. Back then, the southpaw represented Delhi Daredevils now as Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 6 2015.

Thus, Yuvraj was ready for revenge.

Yuvraj Singh,
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While proving his fitness, Yuvraj took a stunning catch on the bowling on Jeremy Gordon.

The exciting prospect Gordon was bowling his second over of the Wolves’ innings.

The incident unfolded on the second delivery of the fourth over when Simmons tried to play the ball over the mid-off region. But he couldn’t get the elevation right as the ball went straight into the hands of Yuvraj. Well, the ace fielder subsequently saw ball popping out his hand in the first attempt.

However, with his presence of mind, Yuvraj had managed to pouch the ball following a full stretch in the third attempt.

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George Munsey was the top-scorer with 36-ball 66. At the fag end of Wolves’ innings, Babar Hayat played a whirlwind knock of 18-ball 48. He slammed five sixes and two fours, respectively.

In response, National managed 211 for seven in 20 overs.

Yuvraj, who leads Nationals had scored 22-ball 51 with the help of five sixes and three fours. However, the visitors fall short of 11 runs.