India's tour of England is commencing with a three-match T20I series tonight in Manchester where the visitors will play against the hosts in the first T20I match. Both the teams have been in great form for the last a few months.
England is coming up after whitewashing Australia in the ODI series and one off the T20I match. On the other hand, India is also coming up with the winning momentum after defeating the Irish team in the two T20Is last week and will look to win their sixth consecutive T20I series/tournament. India will be without Jasprit Bumrah and England will miss Ben Stokes as both the players are injured.
All the major stats and facts you need to know as England take on India in the first T20I match in Manchester :
Head to Head in T20Is -
3 - India have lost all the three T20I matches they played against England in England. And overall India have 5 wins from 11 T20I matches against the English team.
8 - Virat Kohli (1992) needs 8 more runs to become first Indian and overall fourth player from the world to score 2000 T20I runs. Brendon McCullum (2140) and Martin Guptill (2271) and Shoaib Malik (2039) are the other three players.
10.62 - Yuzvendra Chahal's bowling average against England in T20Is. The leggie took 8 wickets in his maiden T20I series against England in 2017 including the career-best bowling figures of 6/25.
26.22 - Virat Kohli's T20I batting average against England - the lowest for him against an opponent team in T20Is (Min 5 innings played).
47 - Number of sixes hit by MS Dhoni in T20I format and he needs 3 more sixes to become the fourth Indian player to hit 50 T20I sixes after Rohit Sharma (83), Yuvraj Singh (74) and Suresh Raina (57).
284 - Runs scored by Eoin Morgan against India in T20Is - the most runs by any player in India - England T20Is. Morgan scored 284 runs at an average of 40.57 in 8 innings with 2 fifties.
298 - Suresh Raina (298) needs to hit 2 more sixes to become the second Indian player to hit 300 sixes in T20 cricket after Rohit Sharma (307).
958 - Runs scored by Shikhar Dhawan in T20I format and he needs 42 more runs to become the 6th Indian player to score 1000 T20I runs after Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh.
1949 - Rohit Sharma (1949) needs 51 more runs to complete 2000 runs in T20I cricket. Either he or Virat Kohli (1992) could become the first Indian player to score 2000 runs in T20I cricket.