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Zimbabwe v India, ODI series – Statistical Preview

MS Dhoni Indian captain
MS Dhoni, Captain of India arrives during an India training session. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

India all set to play their first ODI series since January as they face hosts Zimbabwe with a second string side led by their limited overs skipper MS Dhoni. Zimbabwe on the other side will take the field with Graeme Creamer as their captain. The youngsters on both the sides would look on to make the best of their chances. With just a day left for the series to start, here we look at stats, approaching milestones for the players and many more.

6 – Number of players in Indian squad who are yet to make their ODI debuts.

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8 – MS Dhoni needs 8 sixes to become the 1st Indian and 5th player in overall to hit 200 sixes in ODI Cricket.

8 – Number of bilateral ODI series India and Zimbabwe featured in. India won in 7 series while Zimbabwe won 1.

9 – India are on a winning streak of 9 ODI matches against Zimbabwe. 8 of them have come in Zimbabwe and one in New Zealand.

17 – Graeme Creamer will now be the 17th captain for Zimbabwe in ODI Cricket.

48 – Ambati Rayudu needs 48 runs to complete 1000 runs in ODI Cricket.

82 – MS Dhoni needs 82 more runs to become 5th Indian to complete 9000 runs in ODI Cricket.

83 – Number of ODI games players in Indian squad except MS Dhoni have played so far. Dhoni alone played in 275 matches.

139 – First ODI vs Zimbabwe will be India’s first ODI game after a gap of 139 days. This is the longest gap for India between two ODIs since 2012. India didn’t feature in an ODI for 147 days between August and December in 2012.

2005 – Last time MS Dhoni toured Zimbabwe was in 2005. This will be his first tour to Zimbabwe as captain.

Zimbabwe v India, Stats:

Bilateral series:

Series Host Start Date Winner Margin
India in Zimbabwe ODI Match Zimbabwe 25-Oct-92 India 1-0 (1)
Zimbabwe in India ODI Series India 19-Mar-93 India 3-0 (3)
India in Zimbabwe ODI Series Zimbabwe 15-Feb-97 Zimbabwe 1-0 (1)
India in Zimbabwe ODI Series Zimbabwe 26-Sep-98 India 2-1 (3)
Zimbabwe in India ODI Series India 2-Dec-00 India 4-1 (5)
Zimbabwe in India ODI Series India 7-Mar-02 India 3-2 (5)
India in Zimbabwe ODI Series Zimbabwe 24-Jul-13 India 5-0 (5)
India in Zimbabwe ODI Series Zimbabwe 10-Jul-15 India 3-0 (3)

 

Head to Head:

Team Mat Won Lost Tied W/L Ratio Highest Total Lowest Total
India 60 48 10 2 4.8 333/6 168/10
Zimbabwe 60 10 48 2 0.208 289/4 65/10

 

Highest Totals:

Team Total Overs Inns Ground Start Date
India 333/6 50 1 Guwahati 19-Mar-02
India 319/6 50 1 Mohali 10-Mar-02
India 306/5 50 1 Ahmedabad 5-Dec-00
India 301/3 50 1 Cuttack 9-Apr-98
India 301/6 50 1 Rajkot 14-Dec-00

 

Lowest Totals:

Team Score Overs Inns Ground Start Date
Zimbabwe 65 24.3 2 Harare 29-Aug-05
Zimbabwe 133 41.5 1 Harare 24-Jun-01
Zimbabwe 135 44.2 1 Mumbai 17-Oct-87
Zimbabwe 135 34.4 1 Perth 3-Feb-04
Zimbabwe 144 42.4 1 Bulawayo 1-Aug-13

 

Most Runs:

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg SR 100s 50s 0s 4s 6s
SR Tendulkar 34 33 5 1377 146 49.17 91.55 5 5 0 152 20
SC Ganguly 36 36 4 1367 144 42.71 74.82 3 7 0 129 27
A Flower 36 35 3 1298 145 40.56 75.29 1 11 1 96 5
ADR Campbell 38 37 2 1227 105* 35.05 73.82 1 10 2 110 10
GW Flower 38 38 1 1165 102 31.48 66.23 1 5 0 100 1

 

Most wickets:

Player Mat Inns Maidens Wickets BBI Avg Econ SR 4WI 5WI
AB Agarkar 26 26 19 45 4/18 24.26 4.5 32.3 3 0
HH Streak 35 35 17 39 5/32 38.02 4.95 46 0 1
A Kumble 23 23 9 34 4/33 26.85 4.38 36.7 1 0
Z Khan 15 15 8 32 4/42 17.46 4.21 24.8 4 0
J Srinath 17 17 9 30 3/35 19.16 3.76 30.5 0 0

 

Most catches:

Player Mat Inns Dismissals Catches Stumpings Catches as Keeper Catches as Fielder Most Dismissals
A Flower 36 36 27 22 5 21 1 3 (3ct, 0st)
ADR Campbell 38 38 20 20 0 0 20 3 (3ct, 0st)
GW Flower 38 38 17 17 0 0 17 2 (2ct, 0st)
R Dravid 32 32 16 16 0 5 11 2 (2ct, 0st)
T Taibu 15 15 16 14 2 14 0 3 (2ct, 1st)

 

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