In the first T20I of the three-match series against England on Thursday in Southampton, India’s Rohit Sharma completed his 1000 T20I run as captain.
Rohit, who is leading the visiting squad in the first match of the series, appears to have recovered well from COVID-19. Yet, despite a strong start with Ishan Kishan at the bat, Moeen Ali removed Rohit for 24 runs off 14 balls, including 5 boundaries.
For the records, Sharma has performed admirably for India in 90 T20I games while opening the batting, amassing 2,832 runs with a strike rate of 142.10. In the first inning, he opened the scoring with four hundreds and 21 fifties.
Rohit Sharma has won every game since he was chosen to take over for Virat Kohli as India’s fulltime captain. Following the dismal ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, India first defeated New Zealand in a three-match T20I series at home under his command. Then, earlier this year, they defeated the West Indies in a three-match ODI and T20I series. Before the commencement of the IPL in 2022, the Men in Blue thrashed Sri Lanka in three T20Is and a two-match Test series to clinch the hat-trick of series victories.
India had chose to bat against England after winning the toss. For the visitors, pacer Arshdeep Singh is playing his debut T20I match. India triumphed 2-1 in the T20I series the previous time they toured England.