Team India will host Sri Lanka for three ODIs starting on Tuesday after winning the T20I series 2-1. (January 10). Guwahati’s Barsapara Cricket Stadium will host the first ODI.
With Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Mohammed Shami back, the hosts will want to get their team combination perfect and start ODI 2023 World Cup preparations on a victorious note.
Sri Lanka has progressed recently, especially in white-ball cricket. Their bowling team has several exceptional bowlers, but so does their batting department.
Both teams can break records in the upcoming white-ball series. Let’s look at three ODI records that India and Sri Lanka can break.
#3 Mohammed Shami can become India’s top ODI wicket-taker.
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Mohammed Shami, India’s most seasoned bowler, will be a significant player.
Shami is India’s 13th-highest ODI wicket-taker with 152 at 25.7 and 5.6 through 82 games.
In the forthcoming series, the experienced seamer might reach India’s top ten ODI wicket-takers. Shami will overtake Manoj Prabhakar if he grabs six more wickets in 50-over cricket.
#2 Rohit Sharma might become the fourth player with 30 ODI hundreds.
Rohit Sharma has 46 half-centuries and 29 hundreds in 228 ODIs.
The Indian captain hasn’t been in great form recently, so he’ll use this series to reclaim it.
Hitman would become only the fourth hitter to achieve 30 ODI hundreds if he scores a century against Sri Lanka. Only Sachin Tendulkar (49), Virat Kohli (44) and Ricky Ponting (30) had 30+ tonnes in ODIs.
#1 Virat Kohli can become ODI’s fifth-highest run-scorer.
Virat Kohli scored a century in his last ODI. On December 10, 2022, he scored 113 off 91 balls against Bangladesh.
The three-match series against Sri Lanka would give the former Indian captain another chance to break a record.
Kohli, the sixth-highest run-scorer in ODIs with 12,471 runs in 256 innings, might beat Mahela Jayawardene. If Delhi’s batsman scores 180 runs in the next three games, he’ll surpass Jayawardene’s 12650.
While getting 180 runs in three ODIs won’t be easy, Kohli has a great record against Sri Lanka (2,220 runs in 46 innings, averaging 60).