Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill. Credits: BCCI

New Zealand player Martin Guptill is on the verge of breaking a crucial record of Virat Kohli in the upcoming IND vs NZ 2nd T20I. Martin Guptill is just 11 runs short to surpass Kohli as the highest run-getter in T20I cricket. If he manages to score 11 runs in the India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I game, he will become the batsman with the most runs in T20I internationals.

Virat Kohli is the highest run-getter in T20I internationals, with 3227 runs in 87 innings at an average of 52.04. He is currently the highest run-getter in T20I cricket and has held the record in recent years for a lot of time. However, since he has been rested from the ongoing IND vs NZ T20I series, Martin Guptill can steal the record from him.

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India cricket team, Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Image Credits: Twitter

Martin Guptill Needs 11 Runs To Replace Virat Kohli As Highest Run-Getter in T20Is

The New Zealand opener Martin Guptill accounts for 3217 runs in 106 innings at an average of 32.49. Hence, he needs 11 more runs to surpass Virat Kohli as the top run-getter in the shortest format.

The right-handed batsman slammed a fabulous knock of 70 runs in IND vs NZ 1st T20I. He was close to surpassing Virat Kohli’s record in the previous game itself. However, he came a victim of Deepak Chahar’s delivery.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

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India’s T20I skipper Rohit Sharma is also not too far in the race of leading run-getters in T20Is. Sharma holds 3rd place in the list with 3086 runs in 117 matches. He is currently short of 142 runs from Kohli’s tally. Sharma slammed a 48-run knock in the IND vs NZ 1st T20I.

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Mark Chapman and Martin Guptill
Mark Chapman and Martin Guptill. Credits: BCCI

India and New Zealand will lock horns in the 2nd T20I in Ranchi on November 19 (Friday). India lead the three-match T20I series 1-0 after winning the first game. In the match, New Zealand’s Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman slammed 70 and 63 respectively to take the scoreboard to 164-6 batting first.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav. (Photo: Twitter)

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Later, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul gave a promising start to Indian batting, smashing 50 runs in the first 5 overs. After Rohit Sharma got out for 48, Suryakumar Yadav set the foundation for India’s chase with his 62-run knock. In the end, India managed to outplay visitors New Zealand by 5 wickets.

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