The numerous records in Rohit Sharma's sights ahead of the final India v Windies T20

Sudhir Gupta 20:36 10/11/2018
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A superb fourth T20 ton for Roghit. Image - BCCI/Twitter.

When India lock horns with the West Indies in the third and final T20 at Chennai on Sunday, it will be a chance for stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma to break a few more records.

The limited-overs stalwart has been in fine form for India of late and recently went past Virat Kohli to become the country’s all-time leading run-scorer in the T20 format.

The classy right-hander also smashed his fourth ton in the format in the second T20 against Windies as he struck an unbeaten 61-ball 101 in an innings which included seven sixes.

That ton helped Rohit overtake New Zealand’s Colin Munro and become the only batsman in the world to register four T20I centuries to his name.

As India and Windies prepare for one final T20 showdown, we take a look at the record Rohit could break on Sunday.

LEADING T20I RUN-SCORER IN 2018

With 556 runs from 15 innings, the India man is the third highest run-scorer in T20I cricket in 2018. He sits behind the Pakistan pair of Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam who have registered 576 and 563 runs respectively so far in the calendar year.

With Pakistan’s T20 series against New Zealand now concluded, Rohit could top the charts should he score a further 21 runs at Chennai on Sunday. His opening partner Shikhar Dhawan is in fifth spot in the list currently with 480 runs to his name.

Fakhar and Babar are in Rohit's sights.

Fakhar and Babar are in Rohit’s sights.

ALL-TIME LEADING RUN-SCORER IN T20I CRICKET

Rohit’s overall T20I record currently reads 2,203 runs in 79 innings at an average of 33.89. He is in second spot in the list of the format’s all-time leading run-scorers and only behind New Zealand opener Martin Guptill.

Guptill currently has 2,271 runs to his name in the format from 73 innings. The Blackcaps stalwart was denied the chance to add to his tally in the recent series against Pakistan after being ruled out with injury. Guptill’s loss could now be Rohit’s gain with a further 69 runs on Sunday propelling the India man to the top of the all-time batting charts.

Given his propensity to score big when he gets in, one wouldn’t rule out the possibility of that happening in Chennai.

Guptill's tally could be overhauled on Sunday.

Guptill’s tally could be overhauled on Sunday.

MOST SIXES IN THE FORMAT

The seven sixes Rohit slammed in the Lucknow clash has taken his overall tally in the format to 96.  That helped him overtake former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum to become the batsman with the third-most number of sixes in T20I cricket.

Another four hits over the fence on Sunday will see Rohit become the first Indian batsman and third overall in history to register a century of sixes in the format.

If he does repeat his Lucknow heroics to strike seven sixes, he will tie Windies T20 stalwart Chris Gayle and Guptill to become the joint-highest six hitter in the format.  Both Gayle and Guptill currently have 103 sixes to their names.

A chance for Rohit to leapfrog Chris Gayle.

A chance for Rohit to leapfrog Chris Gayle.

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