Rohit Sharma is on track to create a new world record in India’s WTC final against New Zealand.

Rohit Sharma is on track to create a new world record in India’s WTC final against New Zealand.

Rohit Sharma will next be seen competing in the WTC final against New Zealand. On June 18, India will face New Zealand in a summit match in Southampton.

Rohit Sharma has had an outstanding season in the limited-overs format. Without a question, he is considered as a limited-overs legend. The 34-year-old is a famous name in international cricket being the only player with three ODI double hundreds and the only Indian with four T20I tonnes.

While it is well known that his career has deteriorated after being promoted as an opener in 2013, Virat Kohli and his team have used the same strategy to make the most of Rohit in Test cricket. The purest format hasn’t been kind to Rohit, but Hitman is gradually and surely adapting to the rigors of the longest format.

Rohit has had significant success for Team India in the recent ICC World Test Championship (he is their second-highest run-scorer) and is expected to start the innings in the next WTC final, which will be held at The Rose Bowl in Southampton from June 18-22. As a result, Rohit is poised to accomplish a unique achievement when he enters the field for Team India in the World Cup final against the Black Caps.

For the uninitiated, Hitman is the only player from the 2007 T20 World Cup final who will participate in the WTC top battle, unless he is ruled out by injury. Here is the playing XI for eventual champions MS Dhoni-led India in the 2007 T20 World Cup final against Pakistan:

Yusuf Pathan, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk & c), Rohit Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Joginder Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, S Sreesanth, RP Singh are the members of Team India.

On the other side, if India wins the first WTC final and the trophy, Rohit would become the first person to win the T20 World Cup (in 2007) and the Champions Trophy (in 2013). (a major ICC title in 50-over format). As a result, only a 50-over World Cup championship will elude his silverware, which he hopes to capture in the 2023 edition at home.

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