India vs West Indies 3rd T20I: With both India and West Indies looking to win the three-match series in a decider at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday, Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard will be eyeing to achieve milestones in the international cricket. All eyes will be on the India opener and Windies skipper in Mumbai.
Sharma, who has only scored 23 runs off 28 balls in the past two games, is one maximum away from 400 sixers. If he manages to hit a sixer in the final, he will be the first India to smash 400 sixers in the international cricket. The right-handed batsman has so far failed in the ongoing series to hit a maximum.
Currently, former Windies captain Chris Gayle is holding the record of most sixes, followed by former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi. Gayle has scored 534 sixes and Afridi 476 across the three formats of the game. The Pakistan all-rounder no longer plays international cricket. He announced his retirement in 2017.
At the Wankhede Stadium, Pollard will be looking to become the second most run-getter in the shortest format. He needs to score 56 runs to overtake New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum in T20Is. Pollard, who could not bat in the second T20I as Windies lost only two wickets while chasing 170, is 10 runs away from scoring 1000 runs in T20Is.
In the first match, the all-rounder scored 37 off 19 balls. Pollard, who is one of the best fielders, is also eyeing to surpass teammate Dwayne Bravo’s record of taking most catches as an outfielder in T20Is. He needs to catch the ball twice to break the record.
Meanwhile, both the teams have claimed victory in one each match. India won the first game, followed by West Indies’ win in the second game. Both the teams have shown spectacular batting performances in the two games while the bowling has failed to impress. The decider is expected to be a high-voltage match as both the teams are equipped with talented players.