Cricket in 2021: Milestones in the reckoning for Team India players
First Published Jan 3, 2021, 1:43 PM IST
Team India has several challenges ahead on the cricketing front in 2021. While delays and cancellations marred 2020, it would all go ahead this year. Meanwhile, some Indian cricketers have some personal feats to achieve, as we take a look at it all.
The year 2020 left behind a series of tough challenges, while 2021 looks to resolve it all. A similar challenge lies ahead for Team India on cricketing front.
While 2020 was marred with delays, 2021 would see Team India being involved in numerous top challenges, including Australia's ongoing tour, followed by England and South Africa. Meanwhile, some Indian players would eye personal milestones, as we take a look at them.
Ravindra Jadeja for 2,000 Test runs: All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is one of the most prolific ones for the side, across formats. He can be handy in both departments when needed. As for his batting, he has currently scored 1,926 runs and is just 74 runs away from the 2,000-run mark. The feat is quite sure to be achieved this year, while he would also become the 41st Indian to do so.
Ishant Sharma eyes a couple: Pacer Ishant Sharma is currently recovering from an abdominal muscle injury. Nonetheless, he won't be out for long, as he needs just three wickets to enter the 300 Test-wicket-club, while he would become the third Indian to do so. Meanwhile, he has so far played 97 matches and needs three more games to enter the 100-Test club, while he would become the 11th Indian to do so.
Yuzvendra Chahal eyes an ODI century: No, we are not talking about his batting, but bowling. So far, Chahal has claimed 92 wickets in the ODIs and would need eight more to reach the 100-wicket club in the format and become the 23rd Indian to attain the feat.
Virat Kohli eyes a T20I landmark: The Indian skipper might not be a successful captain in the shortest format. However, the same cannot be said as a player. As he keeps scripting new records with each passing game, he would eye a milestone in the T20Is. He has so far scored 2,928 runs while scoring 72 more would see him enter the 3,000-run club in the format. He would also become the first global cricketer to touch the landmark.
Rohit Sharma eyes similar feat in T20Is: Just like Kohli, senior opener Rohit Sharma would eye a similar feat. He has scored 2,773 runs in the T20Is and needs 227 more to enter the 3,000-run club. Either of Kohli and Rohit could become the first from the world to reach the milestone.