World Cup 2019: Approaching milestones for the Indian players
Here are the approaching milestones of Indian players ahead of the 2019 ODI World Cup.
Published - May 17, 2019 4:43 pm | Updated - May 23, 2019 3:34 pm
India has been the most consistent ODI team over the last decade as they are the only side to finish in top four in each of the previous four ICC ODI events. Across the four tournaments, India lost only four of the 27 matches and only two of the 17 ODI World Cup matches. India is among the favourites to win the World Cup in England given their consistency at home and away in the last couple of years under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
Here are the approaching milestones of Indian players ahead of the 2019 World Cup
100 – Kuldeep Yadav (87) and Jasprit Bumrah (85) inch closer to 100 wickets in ODI cricket having played 44 and 49 ODIs respectively thus far. Both have a good chance at breaking the existing Indian record of fastest to 100 ODI wickets held by Mohammed Shami in 56 matches. If Kuldeep picks up 13 wickets in the next seven matches, he will be the 2nd fastest to 100 ODI wickets after Rashid Khan (44).
341 – If MS Dhoni appears in at least nine matches at this World Cup, he will be the 10th player and only the 2nd Indian to feature in 350 ODI matches.
397 – Wickets Ravindra Jadeja has claimed in his International career thus far. The all-rounder needs three more wickets to become the 7th Indian with 400 International wickets.
1,973 – Virat Kohli has hit 1973 fours across all formats for India thus far. He needs to hit 27 more fours to become the 5th Indian to hit 2000 International fours. Kohli also hit 189 International sixes so far and needs 11 more to become the 7th to hit 200 International maximums.
8,980 – Shikhar Dhawan has scored 8980 runs in his International career; all while opening the innings. He needs 20 more runs to become the 5th Indian to aggregate 9000 International runs as an opener.
His opening partner Rohit Sharma has 7974 runs across all formats as an opener and will be the 7th Indian to reach this milestone when he scores those 26 runs.
10,843 – Runs Virat Kohli has amassed in his ODI career thus far. Kohli needs 157 more runs to complete 12000 ODI runs and will be the quickest to the milestone if he gets those runs in the next 56 innings.
11,926 – Rohit Sharma needs 74 runs to become the 9th Indian to score 12000+ runs in International cricket. Rohit needs to hit one more four to become the 8th Indian to hit 700+ fours in ODIs having his 699 thus far.
19,719 – Virat Kohli needs 281 more runs to become the 3rd Indian to score 20000+ runs in International cricket. He will be the fastest to the milestone if he scores those 281 runs in the next 40 or fewer innings.