Team India skipper Virat Kohli might set another record when India play their first T20I against Ireland on Wednesday.

The 29-year old will become the fastest cricketer to score 2000 runs in T20Is.

Virat currently sits at the fourth spot on the all-time list of highest run-scorers in T20I cricket behind Newland’s Martin Guptill (2271 runs), Brendon McCullum (2140) and Shoaib Malik (1989).

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He has scored 1983 runs at an average of 50.84 in 54 innings. If Kohli manages to score 17 runs or more, he will become the fastest to achieve the feat.

Former New Zeland skipper McCullum is the fastest to reach the 2000-run mark. He took 66 innings to cross the mark.

Guptill followed suit and achieved the milestone in 68 innings and Kohli could now be the third player to complete the feat in just 57 innings.

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Overall, India and Ireland have faced each other only four times and this would be India’s first visit to Ireland since 2007.

India will play a two-match series against Ireland before heading to England for playing three T20Is, three ODIs and five Test matches series.

Kohli is placed eighth in the ICC T20I Rankings for batsmen and he is yet to hit a century in the T20 format.

He will be looking for his maiden ton during the tour to England and Ireland.

IND vs IRE 1st T20I: 

When: Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Where: The Village, Dublin

Squads:                   

India-

Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Siddarth Kaul.

Ireland-

Gary Wilson (c & wk), Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Peter Chase, Josh Little, Kevin O’Brien, Andy McBrine, William Porterfield, Boyd Rankin, Stuart Poynter, James Shannon, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson.