India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones

The Rohit Sharma-led side will take on Tom Latham's New Zealand in a three-match ODI series starting January 18.

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India after registering a clean sweep (3-0) in the recently concluded ODI series at home against Sri Lanka will now lock horns with New Zealand in a three-match ODI series starting January 18 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. 

India thoroughly dominated the series with Rohit Sharma at the helm. Virat Kohli, in particular, was phenomenal with the bat as he scored two centuries in the series and walked away with the Player of the Series award. Other than Virat the other player who really stood out from India's camp was Mohammed Siraj.

Siraj was phenomenal with the ball in the third ODI at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram as he bagged a four-fer and ended up with career best ODI figures of 4/32.

New Zealand, on the other hand, will be high on confidence after defeating Pakistan in the latter's backyard after 47 years and would be looking to register their first ODI series win on Indian soil. They were clinical in the ODI series against Pakistan and won a nail-biting third ODI courtsey of an impactful knock from Glenn Phillips.

New Zealand are also supremely confident but will dearly miss their big guns in regular skipper Kane Willaimson and veteran seamer Tim Southee as they have been rested for the tour and flew back to New Zealand after the culmination of the Pakistan series. 

They will be led by Tom Latham, who has a decent captaincy experience and a lot will ride on his shoulders. The first game of the three-match ODI series is expected to be a cracker of a contest.

Meanwhile, here are some important stats and numbers ahead of 1st ODI between India and New Zealand

Head-to-Head: India and New Zealand have met each other on 113 occasions with Team India winning 55 matches and New Zealand winning 50 matches. While 1 match ended in a tie and seven matches could not yield a result. In India, both teams have met on 35 occasions with India winning 26 matches and losing 8 and 1 match ended in a tie.

5 – Tom Latham (295) needs five fours to complete 300 fours in ODIs.

1 – Tom Latham who has currently hit 49 sixes also needs one six to reach 50 maximums in ODIs.

1 – Ishan Kishan (49) requires one four to get to 50 fours in One-Day Internationals.

58 – Tom Latham (3442) is 58 runs short of completing 3500 runs in the ODI format.

5 – Mohammed Shami (395) requires five scalps to reach the milestone of 400 wickets across formats.

119 – Virat Kohli (24881) needs 119 runs to get to the landmark of 25000 runs in international cricket.

3 – Henry Nicholls (147) is three fours away from reaching 150 fours in the 50-overs format.

1 – Washington Sundar (49) is one game away from appearing in 50 international matches.

5 – Hardik Pandya (145) is five scalps away from completing 150 wickets across formats.