GUWAHATI: Indian skipper and captain Virat Kohli is only a step away, or to be more specific, is only a run away from achieving a massive world record in T20 International format. A single run in his account in the upcoming first match of the T20I series against Sri Lanka and King Kohli will become the highest run-scorer in the format.
Currently, the skipper is tied with his fellow teammate 'Hitman' Rohit Sharma with both the players having 2633 runs in their accounts. This should not be difficult at all for the Indian captain as Hitman has been given rest for this upcoming series against the Lasith Malinga led squad. Hence, Kohli would have a good opportunity to surpass him as well as extend the gap to secure his position at the top of the chart.
Needless to say but Kohli is in an excellent form in this format and we all have seen in the three-match series against West Indies last month. 94 off only 50 balls in the first match helped team India to successfully chase 208 runs. In the third match, he hit an unbeaten 70 runs in just 29 runs leading his team to a big total of 240 runs in 20 overs. We are sure that he will continue the same form and will bring glory to the country.
The series opener of the three-match T20I series will be played on Sunday 5th January in Guwahati. The second will be played on 7th January in Indore while the final one will be hosted by Pune on 10th January.
Team India is entering the series after claiming wins over Bangladesh and West Indies in the shortest format. They will be hoping to deliver the same performance in this upcoming series too. We wish them the best of luck!
Indian squad include Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Manush Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Risabh Pant (wk), KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Sanju Samson, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sri Lankan side include Lasith Malinga (c), Danushka Gunatilleke, Avishka Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Dasan Fernando, Wanidu Raja, Kasun Lahiru Kumara, Kusal Mendis, Lakshan Moonakan.