The second One Day International of the five-match series between India vs West Indies in Vizag, Visakhapatnam will be the 950th ODI for India. In this match, Indian Team captain Virat Kohli will once again get an opportunity to break records.
Virat Kohli who became the fastest batsman to complete 60 international hundreds in the first ODI in Guwahati is yet to complete another landmark in second ODI at Visakhapatnam.Virat Kohli is just 81 runs away from entering the 10,000 ODI Runs club. If Virat achieves the required runs in the match then he will become the 13th player to enter the Elite club of 10k Runs in One Day Internationals. He will also become the fastest to achieve the feat in the history of 50-overs cricket.
Virat will become the fourth Indian cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar who scored 18426 runs,Sourav Ganguly who scored 11221 runs and Rahul Dravid who scored 10768 runs to reach the 10,000 runs mark in ODIs. Sachin took 259 innings to get there, holding the record for being the fastest to reach the milestone. Virat has just played 204 innings so far.Virat Kohli is also in line to score 1000 ODI runs this year. He is just 111 runs away from themark in 2018. He has achieved the feat five times in this format already in the past in years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017.
Shikhar Dhawan is also in line to break a record if he scores another 173 runs in this match or even in the next match. Dhawan will become the fastest Indian batsman to complete 5000 ODI Runs.
Currently, this record is held by Kohli, who took just 114 innings to get there. Kohli, in fact, holds the joint-second place in the list of batsmen who were the fastest to score 5000 ODI runs.
Dhawan will be playing his 111th innings in the second ODI and has plenty of time to surpass Kohli and Richards in the all-time list.
Also, Team India has played 950 ODIs since the format was introduced in 1971. Australia is second on the list with 916 ODIs followed by Pakistan with 899 games.