West Indies vs India, 1st ODI, Stats Preview: Players records and approaching milestones
West Indies pacer Alzarri Joseph will be appearing in his landmark 50th ODI match.
Having won both the T20I and ODI series against England by a 2-1 margin, Team India has now traveled to the Caribbean for three ODIs and five T20 internationals. The limited-overs series starts with a 50-overs assignment with the first match taking place on July 22, 2022, at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain in Trinidad. The remaining two games will also be played at the same venue on July 24th and 27th respectively. Shikhar Dhawan will lead the side in One-Day Internationals while regular skipper Rohit Sharma will return for the shortest international format.
Speaking about the recently concluded England series, India, on the back of brilliant performances from Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya, defeated the English side in the third and deciding clash by five wickets. Pant’s maiden ODI century and Hardik’s all-round show of 71 runs and a four-wicket haul helped the team in clinching the summit clash. Talking about the hosts West Indies, they suffered a shocking 0-3 whitewash from Bangladesh on home soil last week.
To make matters worse, India’s record against the Men in Maroon has been exceptional for years now. The Men in Blue have beaten West Indies in the last 11 successive bilateral ODI series. The Caribbean side last tasted success against the Asian giants way back in the year 2006 when they won the series 4-1 (5) at home. Skipper Nicholas Pooran will hope to break this jinx by putting up a better and more competitive show than they did against the Bangla Tigers. With several first-team members like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Rohit Sharma missing, the hosts will look to this advantage and clinch their first bilateral series in 16 years.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of the 1st ODI between West Indies and India:
Head-to-Head: West Indies and India have met each other in 136 ODIs so far with the Men in Maroon winning on 63 occasions and India on 67. Two games have ended up in a tie and four in no result. In West Indies, both the sides have clashed in 39 games so far with the hosts winning 20 times and India 16. Three encounters have ended in no result.
7 – Shai Hope (343) needs seven fours to complete 350 fours in ODIs.
4 – Jason Holder (146) needs four wickets to reach 150 wickets in ODIs.
53 – Shreyas Iyer (947) is 53 runs away from completing 1000 runs in the ODI format.
4 – Holder (146) also requires four fours to complete 150 fours in ODI cricket.
1 – Shikhar Dhawan (149) is one innings away from appearing in 150 ODI innings.
53 – Ravindra Jadeja (2447) is 53 runs short of completing 2500 runs in ODIs.
7 – Rovman Powell (43) is seven fours short of reaching 50 fours in the 50-overs format.
7 – Shreyas (93) also needs seven fours to get to 100 fours in the 50-overs format.
1 – Alzarri Joseph (49) is one game away from appearing in 50 One-Day International matches.
5 – Axar Patel (45) needs five scalps to get to 50 wickets in One-Day Internationals.
2 – Powell (98) is two fours away from reaching 100 fours across formats.