Following their 0-1 defeat in the recently concluded ODI series against New Zealand, Team India will be hoping for a strong comeback when they play Bangladesh away from home. Here are three records that can be broken in the first ODI in Dhaka.
The two Asian teams are scheduled to begin a three-match, one-day international series on Sunday (4 December). The Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka will host all of the upcoming games, which are scheduled for December 7 and 10.
The return of several first-choice players, including Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who was rested for the recent tour of New Zealand, will help the Men in Blue.
On the other hand, the hosts have suffered a significant setback as a result of the injury to their designated captain, Tamim Iqbal. However, Bangladesh still poses a threat in its own backyard, and they hope to challenge India.
Both teams have a chance to break a number of records in the first match on Sunday in Dhaka. Let’s look at three of the most well-known ones.
Virat Kohli will return to 50-over cricket after almost four and a half months, needing four more boundaries to become the player with the fifth most fours in ODI cricket. In the format, the current master has broken numerous records and has a chance to do so again in Sunday’s match.
To surpass Adam Gilchrist’s 1,162 fours and become the player with the fifth-most boundaries in the history of one-day internationals, Kohli, who has hit 1,159 fours in his ODI career, needs four more boundaries.
Like Kohli, India captain Rohit Sharma will likewise get back to one-day worldwide cricket after a period and has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to arrive at an individual achievement.
The Mumbai youngster is currently India’s seventh-highest run-getter in 50-over cricket with 9,376 runs. Mohammad Azharuddin, Rohit’s former captain, is just above him. In 308 innings, he scored 9,378 runs.
In just 226 innings, Rohit only needs three more runs to surpass Azharuddin and become India’s sixth-highest run-scorer in this format.
Even though the southpaw hasn’t been at his best recently, he has a chance to lead full-member nations in run-getters in men’s ODIs this year.
To reach the milestone, he needs 40 more runs in the upcoming one-day international against Bangladesh.
Shai Hope, an opener for the West Indies, holds the record for the most runs scored in men’s one-day internationals this year, scoring 709 runs in 21 matches.
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