Virat Kohili is 20 runs behind Shoaib Malik to seal the 3rd spot on the all-time list of T20I run-getters © Getty Images
Virat Kohili is 20 runs behind Shoaib Malik to seal the 3rd spot on the all-time list of T20I run-getters © Getty Images

With the T20 International series levelled 1-1, India and England will now move on to County Ground, Bristol for the decider. While the series had promised outrageous batting display, the bowlers — both seamers and spinners — have dominated the proceedings. England had found it almost impossible to read Kuldeep Yadav at Old Trafford, but Alex Hales and men seemed to have somewhat sorted out the problems at Cardiff. Ahead of the match, here is a statistical preview:

13 T20Is between England and India. Of these, England have won 7 and India 6. In England, however, England lead 4-1.

20 runs needed by Virat Kohli (2,059) to go past Shoaib Malik (2,078) and seal the 3rd spot on the all-time list of T20I run-getters, as is evident from the above point. Kohli needs 82 to reach 2nd spot.

14 runs needed by Rohit Sharma (1,981) to reach the 2,000-run mark. Rohit will become the 2nd Indian and 5th overall to the mark, after Martin Guptill (2,271), Brendon McCullum (2,140), Malik (2,067), and Kohli (2,012).

13 runs needed by MS Dhoni (1,487) to reach the 1,500-mark. If he reaches there he will be the 3rd Indian (after Kohli, Rohit, and Raina) and 18th overall to the landmark.

6 runs needed by Kohli (308) to go past Eoin Morgan (303) and seal top spot among run-getters in India-England T20Is. MS Dhoni has 296 runs and Suresh Raina 292.

9 most wickets in India-England T20Is, by Yuzvendra Chahal. Of England bowlers, Jade Dernbach (7) has most. However, if one considers only players in current squads, Chris Jordan heads the English list with 5.

28 runs needed by Shikhar Dhawan (972) to reach the 1,000-run mark. Dhawan will become the 6th Indian and 48th overall to the landmark.

2 wickets needed by Chahal (42) to go past Jasprit Bumrah (43) and reach 2nd spot among Indians. Only Ravichandran Ashwin (52) has more wickets.

3 wickets needed by Jordan (37) to go past Dernbach (39) and reach 3rd spot among Englishmen. Only Stuart Broad (65) and Alex Hales (51) have more wickets.

1 catch needed by Dhoni to reach the 50-catch mark as wicketkeeper. Nobody else has even 35. Denesh Ramdin has 34 while Quinton de Kock has 30.

2 uncapped players in the Indian side — Deepak Chahar and Krunal Pandya. They may add to the list of the 75 Indian T20I players.