Team India skipper Rohit Sharma became the most capped player in T20 World Cup history after featuring against South Africa played at Optus Stadium in Perth on October 30.
Rohit made his T20 World Cup debut during the 2007 World T20 played in South Africa. He has played in all T20I editions so far. He has now played 36 matches surpassing TM Dilshan’s record of 35 matches. Apart from Rohit Sharma, Shakib Al Hasan featured in all editions of the T20 World Cup since 2007.
Here we look at the most capped players in T20 World Cup history.
1. Rohit Sharma – 36 matches
2. TM Dilshan – 35 matches
3. Dwayne Bravo -34 matches
4. Shahid Afridi -34 matches
5. Shakib AL Hasan -34 matches
6. Shoaib Malik – 34 matches
Rohit Sharma is also the leading run-getter for India in T20 World Cup history. So far, the Indian captain scored 919 runs with nine half-centuries at an average of 36.76. He is currently the fourth-highest run-getter in T20 World Cup history. He is the only player in the world to hit 4 centuries in the shortest format.
Rohit Sharma and Co. post 133/9 after batting first
Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. He scored 15 off 14 balls with 1 four and 1 six. He fell to a short ball with a simple return catch to Lungi Ngidi.
Lungi Ngidi put India on the back foot getting wickets of KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and Hardik Pandya. Suryakumar’s brilliant 68 helped India to recover at 133 for 8 in 20 overs.
The Indian bowlers would be looking to defend 134 runs target with the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, R Ashwin, and Hardik Pandya. At the time of writing, South Africa were 33/3 at the end of eight overs.