Ahead of the third and final Twenty20 International fixture between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday evening we are having a look at the statistical figures of the players, the result of the Team India at the iconic venue since 2012.
In the first two T20Is, India has thoroughly registered convincing wins to take the unassailable lead of 2-0 with series already under the belt of the stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma.
So far, the stats have been riveting as indomitable India is looking to register the whitewash which highly seems possible while considering the unimpressive performance of the Sri Lankan team.
The blazing innings from Rohit and opening batsman KL Rahul helped hosts to post the total of 260 which subsequently became second highest innings total in T20I cricket, as in 2016, Steven Smith-led Australia thrashed the same opponent (Lions).
On the other side, the Sri Lanka camp would be aiming to contain the Indian batting line-up which looks highly improbable task on the placid surface like Wankhede.
The visitors have struggled in the fielding as well which already saw the bowlers went for plenty as batsmen failed to score runs at pace apart from Upul Tharanga and Kusal Perera in Indore.
Here’s the detailed preview of the stats:
Wankhede is all set to become the first-ever venue in India to host 100 T20 fixtures when India locks horns with Sri Lanka in the dead rubber of the three-match T20I series.
After Sachin Tendulkar in 2000 when the legendary batsman led India in the Test fixture against South Africa at Wankhede, the interim skipper Rohit will be second to lead India in 2007 in the T20Is against Sri Lanka from Mumbai at the Wankhede ground.
In 2011, India registered the win against England, in the limited-overs fixture, before losing out on two 50-over fixtures and two 20-over matches respectively in the space of six years at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Moreover, in 2012 at Wankhede India lost the T20I fixture against England, before being thrashed by Windies in the semi-final clash of World Cup 2016.
India scored 175-plus in T20I fixtures at Wankhede since 2012 and failed to defend the total.
As a leader, Rohit has the staggering average of 70.96% when it comes to leading the side at the Wankhede Stadium. Interestingly, in 31 fixtures during the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Nagpur-based batsman registered 22 wins for the Mumbai Indians.
However, Rohit went on to lose nine matches while leading the IPL franchise.
Scoring runs at will, Rohit had smashed 1,526 runs in T20 at the venue (Wankhede). The right-handed batsman registered 12 fifties in his 52 innings, and his runs came at the average of 37.21.
On the other side, Windies Kieron Pollard (1006) is the second cricketer who has crossed past the 1000-run mark in T20 at Wankhede.
Interestingly, the death-bowling specialist Jasprit Bumrah went wicket-less in Cuttack and Indore respectively. It’s the first time he failed to bag a wicket in his consecutive T20I fixtures.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is placed at number three in terms the most number of aggregate totals in the calendar year after Sachin Tendulkar (16) and Rahul Dravid (11).
The gloveman smashed 1,024 runs in 2017 which further saw him registering overall 1000-plus runs for the eleventh time in the calendar year.
In 2017, opening batsman KL Rahul has smashed 275 runs in T20Is as the Indian skipper has amassed 299 runs with Rohit already sitting at 256 runs in eight matches.
Moreover, Rahul is just 25 runs away to top the spot in most run-scorer in T20Is for India in 2017.