India are set to play a 3-match ODI series against Australia Down Under. India had won the ODI series 2-1 the last time they toured Australia in 2018-19. India had also won the last ODI series 2-1 played between them at home in 2019-20. The series will see a few milestones being achieved by players from either team. Cricwizz takes a look.
90 runs Virat Kohli is 90 runs short of making 2000 ODI runs against Australia to become the third Indian to achieve this feat after Sachin Tendulkar (3077 runs) and Rohit Sharma (2208 runs). Kohli has scored 1910 runs @ 54.57 in 40 ODIs against Australia.
1 ton Kohli needs one ton against Australia in ODIs to join Sachin Tendulkar as the leading Indian player with 9 tons each. Currently, Rohit and Kohli are joint 2nd with 8 tons.
93 runs Steve Smith needs 93 runs to become the 10th Australian to score 1000 runs against India in ODIs. Currently, he has 907 runs @ 60.46 with 3 tons in 18 ODIs against India.
162 runs David Warner needs 162 runs to complete 1000 ODI runs against India.
13 wickets Ravindra Jadeja needs 13 wickets to complete 200 wickets in ODIs. He is currently at 187 wickets in ODIs. It will also help him complete the double of 2000 ODIs runs and 200 wickets.
17 wickets Mitchell Starc needs 17 wickets to complete 200 ODI wickets. He is currently at 183 ODI wickets.
3 wins If Kohli wins all the three ODIs against Australia, he will become the most successful captain along with MS Dhoni to lead India to most victories against Aussies in ODIs. He has won 11 as captain in 17 ODIs against Australia. But Dhoni has won 14 wins out of 40 ODIs against Australia.
6 wickets Jadeja needs 6 wickets to become the third joint leading wicket-taker against Australia in ODIs. Currently, he has 27 ODI wickets against Australia. Kapil Dev has 45 wickets followed by Ajit Agarkar (36 wickets), and Javagal Srinath (33 wickets) against Australia in ODIs.
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