‘Hitman’ hits unique century against England, enters club of legends

India vs England, Rohit Sharma: India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma created history by scoring a century on English soil. He scored a brilliant century. He has joined the club of legends Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni. England captain Jos Buttler won the toss and invited India to bat first.

Special mention to Rohit Sharma.

Rohit Sharma is playing his 100th test match for India. With this he has become the first player to captain India in 100 or more matches. He has become the 7th player to captain India in 100 matches. Before Kohli, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev and Rahul Dravid had led India in Test cricket. MS Dhoni has played the most number of matches for India. He has 332 wickets in his name.

This is a captaincy record.

Rohit Sharma has captained in 99 ODI matches so far. He has given India 73 wins and 23 losses. Two matches have ended in draws while 1 match has ended without a result. The winning percentage is 73.73.

Indians who captained in most matches

MS Dhoni- 332

Mohammad Azharuddin – 221

Virat Kohli – 213

Sourav Ganguly – 195

Kapil Dev – 108

Rahul Dravid – 104

Rohit Sharma – 100*

Playing XI of both the teams: 11

India: India: Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.

England: Team: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Liam Dawson, Keaton Jennings, Toby Rowland-Jones, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood.