Team India skipper Virat Kohli eyes massive record as India and England look to begin their preparation for the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled to take place later this year. Both sides will contest in a five-match T20I series starting from March 12 (Friday) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. In fact, Ahmedabad will be the host to all the five-matches due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Virat Kohli & Co has picked a number of young cricketers as they look at all options available before picking the best possible 15. The likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and Rahul Tewatia are some of the new faces who might get a chance to showcase their skills and present a case for selection in the ICC T20 World Cup.
Virat Kohli 72 runs short of 3000 runs in T20I cricket
As India look to make a winning start, the talismanic run-scorer is on the verge of scaling a massive record in the shortest format of the game. Kohli, who is the leading run-getter in the T20Is with 2,928 runs, will be eyeing to become the first-ever batsman to enter the 3,000-run club when he takes the field in the first T20I versus England.
In 85 T20Is, the right-hander averages 50.48 with 25 half-centuries but still hasn’t managed to cross the three-figure mark. Even if he fails to reach the landmark in the first T20I, he will certainly scale the feat in the series if he remains fit to play all the games.
Most runs in T20Is
Virat Kohli – 2,928
Rohit Sharma – 2839
Martin Guptill – 2773
Aaron Finch – 2346
Shoaib Malik – 2335
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has been in a lean patch with his last century coming in November 2019. He will be desperate to put an end to his century drought in this series and give his fans something to cheer for.