India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli on the cusp of ODI milestones
Virat Kohli has not made a century in the World Cup 2019 vs India vs West Indies, but the one-day ODI batsman will want to hit the refresh button when India play the ODI series against the West Indies from August 8.
Virat Kohli has scored all over the world, breaking the record and will be keen to maintain his dominance in the 3-match ODI series.
Kohli, as usual, is about to break some one-day records as he prepares to lead the team after the World Cup semifinal exit.
Virat Kohli already holds the record for scoring the highest runs in India’s West Indies ODI. The Indian captain has scored 1912 runs in 33 matches at an amazing average of 70.81. He has also scored more centuries in India’s West Indies ODIs.
Kohli is far ahead of Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 1573 runs in India’s West Indies ODI in 39 matches. Batman great Desmond Haines is third with 1357 runs in 36 matches.
Virat Kohli will look to break Ramnaresh Sarwan’s record of the highest run scored by a batsman in the West Indies ODIs in the West Indies. Stern, who scored 700 runs in 17 matches, is just 144 ahead of Kohli, who has scored 556 runs from 12 matches at 55.60.
Limited-overs star Chris Gayle is third on the list with 512 runs and if he is considered a one-day swinging, he has a good chance of facing both Virat Kohli and Sarwan. Gail reversed his decision on one-day retirement as he is expected to leave the 50-over format after the World Cup. However, the big-hitting opener said he would play a Test against ODIs and India.
n the interim, Virat Kohli additionally has the chance to go past Desmond Haynes’ count for the most number of hundreds in India-West Indies in West Indies. Kohli and Haynes are tied on 2 hundred and the India chief is well-set to go past the West Indies incredible. kicks the bucket ODI plan
India versus West Indies, first ODI in Guyana on August 8
India versus West Indies, second ODI in Port of Spain on August 11
India versus West Indies, third ODI in Port of Spain on August 14
India squad for West Indies ODIs
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (VC), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini