The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 not only presents an opportunity for India to end their wait for an ICC trophy after nine years but also the opportunity to break some records.
Indian players have always been among the most outstanding performers in the T20 extravaganza, be it the most runs, the highest individual score; the best bowling performance or the most wickets.
The 2022 edition has been promising, in terms of results and individual performances. We discuss the possible all-time records that Indian cricketers can break over the tournament.
Virat Kohli, kicking this tournament off with 927 runs in 22 matches, is now just 27 runs away from breaking the record for the most runs in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The talismanic batter has scored back-to-back half-centuries against Pakistan (82 not out) and Netherlands (62 out) to close on the record tally managed by Mahela Jayawardena (1016 runs in 31 matches).
Ravichandran Ashwin, with 28 wickets in 22 games, is chasing Shakib Al Hasan’s record of 41 wickets in the T20 World Cup.
Ashwin is one of India’s most prolific Indian spinners in the 20-overs format, with 68 wickets in 61 matches, and has showcased some spells that have often won the Men in Blue the most important matches in T20Is.
With India chasing a second T20I World Cup, Ravi Ashwin will be one of the key bowlers who could aid in the nation’s hopes of scripting success down under.
Rohit Sharma is nine catches away from having the most catches in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
The Indian cricket team captain has 15 catches in 34 games and has kept his sights on breaking AB de Villiers’s 23 catches in 30 matches.
Rohit has been one of the most reliable fielders on the field in T20I cricket and will be one to watch out for in the 2022 tournament.
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