India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli on the cusp of ODI milestones

first_imgVirat Kohli may not have scored a hundred in World Cup 2019 but the No. 1 ODI batsman will be keen on hitting the refresh button when India begin their ODI series against the West Indies from August 8.Virat Kohli has scored runs and broken records at will across the globe and he will be keen on continuing his dominance in the 3-match ODI series.Kohli is on the cusp of breaking a few ODI records, as always, as he prepared to lead the team post the World Cup semi-final exit.Virat Kohli already holds the record for the most number of runs scored in India-West Indies ODIs. The India captain The India captain has scored 1912 runs from 33 matches at a staggering average of 70.81. He also has scored the maximum number of hundreds — 7 in India-West Indies ODIs.Kohli is well ahead of Sachin Tendulkar, who finished with 1573 runs in India-West Indies ODIs from 39 matches. Batting great Desmond Haynes is third on the list with 1357 runs from 36 matches.Virat Kohli will be looking to break Ramnaresh Sarwan’s record for the most number of runs scored by a batsman in India-West Indies ODIs in West Indies. Sarwan, who scored 700 runs from 17 matches, is just 144 runs ahead of Kohli who has 556 runs from 12 matches at 55.60.Limited-overs star Chris Gayle is third on the list with 512 runs and has a good chance to overtake both Virat Kohli and Sarwan if he manages to fire in what is considered to be his ODI swansong. Gayle had reversed his decision on ODI retirement as he was expected to quit the 50-over format after the World Cup. However, the big-hitting opener said he would play the ODIs and a Test against India.advertisementMeanwhile, Virat Kohli also has the opportunity to go past Desmond Haynes’ tally for the most number of hundreds in India-West Indies in West Indies. Kohli and Haynes are tied on 2 hundreds and the India captain is well-placed to go past the West Indies great.India vs West Indies ODI scheduleIndia vs West Indies, 1st ODI in Guyana on August 8India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI in Port of Spain on August 11India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI in Port of Spain on August 14India squad for West Indies ODIsVirat 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 SainiAlso Read | Pollard is a brother to me: Man of the Series Krunal Pandya after T20 series win over West IndiesAlso Read | Rishabh Pant breaks MS Dhoni’s India record during Guyana T20I heroicsAlso See:last_img read more