India vs Australia face-off in T20: Records, stats and results, how Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma can rewrite history

India vs Australia is an extremely exciting cricket rivalry that has produced some of the best performances ever in the game. Record books have been written and rewritten after every swing of the bat and every time a cricket ball bounces on the pitch.

Things will be no different when India begin their home series against the defending T20 World Champions with the first T20I in Mohali on Tuesday. In fact, the series could see players swinging and spinning their way into the record books while crossing career-defining destinations, achieving new heights in the shortest format of the game.

India vs Australia face to face

India and Australia have met each other 23 times in T20Is, with India winning on 13 occasions and Australia losing nine and a game with no result.

Virat Kohli and skipper Rohit Sharma, the heart and soul of the Men-in-Blue also have a chance to cement their position as two of the best to play in the 20-over format. After regaining his mojo during the Asia Cup 2022, in which he scored his much-awaited 71st international ton and finished second on the batting charts with 276 runs including a century and two fifties, all eyes are on Virat. to rediscover their pinnacle and move on. The race to break the record once again.

If Kohli scores another century in this series, he will surpass Ricky Ponting in terms of centuries and establish himself as the second highest century-scorer in international cricket. The Australian legend and Virat are currently tied at 71.

Although, Virat’s ultimate goal in the coming years Will surpass compatriot Sachin Tendulkar’s figure of 100 tonnes. Virat is also just 207 runs away from becoming the second highest run-scorer for Team India in international cricket history.

He is also 207 runs away from becoming the sixth highest run-scorer in international cricket. Currently, Virat is the seventh-highest run-scorer in international cricket and the third-highest run-scorer for India. He has played 468 matches and scored 24,002 runs in 522 innings at an average of 53.81. Virat has so far scored 71 centuries and 124 fifties, with his best score being an unbeaten 254.

Indian great Rahul Dravid is currently the sixth highest run-scorer in international cricket and India’s second-highest run-scorer. He has scored 24,208 runs in 509 matches at an average of 45.41 in 605 innings. He has scored 48 centuries and 146 fifties in which his best score is 270.

The highest run-scorer in international cricket history is Sachin Tendulkar, who has scored 34,357 runs in 664 matches at an average of 48.52. He has scored 100 centuries and 164 half-centuries in his career.

Apart from this, two more records are on the radar which Virat and his fans must watch. Virat is also 98 runs away from becoming the first Indian batsman to score 11,000 runs in T20 cricket. Currently, he has 349 matches in the shortest format, in which he has scored 10,902 runs at an average of 40.37.

Six centuries and eighty half-centuries have been scored by the batsman, with a best of 122*. Currently, it is West Indies great Chris Gayle (14,562), Pakistan legend Shoaib Malik (11,902) and former West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard (11,871) who are above Virat in terms of most runs in T20 cricket.

He and Rohit Sharma are the two highest run-getters in T20I cricket, with Rohit being the chart-topper with 3,620 runs and Virat at the second spot with 3,584 runs. Both the stars will be looking to play great innings and get better than each other in this friendly fire with Willow. But the eyes will be on Virat to grab the top spot.

Known by millions as Rohit Sharma or ‘Hitman’, he has some way of making history. Rohit is just two sixes away from becoming the batsman to hit the most number of sixes in the history of T20 cricket. All eyes will be on Sharma to hit six sixes in this series against Australia, not only to achieve this record but also to help his team win the match.

Currently, it is New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill who has hit the most number of sixes in the shortest format with a total of 172 sixes. Rohit Sharma is currently at number two with 171 sixes. He is followed by West Indies great Chris Gayle (124), former England captain Eoin Morgan (120) and Australian captain Aaron Finch (117).

If India wins at least two matches under his leadership, the Men in Blue will become the team with the most T20I wins in a calendar year with a total of 21. Currently, the record is held by Pakistan, who won 20 T20Is in 2021. India currently have 19 T20I wins in this calendar year.

(with ANI inputs)

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