Virat Kohli has scored 3 ODI hundreds in last 4 innings
Young opener Shubman Gill has also returned to form.
India vs New Zealand 1st ODI will be played in Hyderabad on Wednesday
New Delhi. The Indian cricket team will take on the guest New Zealand (IND vs NZ) in the first ODI of the 3-match series in Hyderabad today i.e. on Wednesday. This match will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. This match is very important for Team India’s former captain Virat Kohli and opener Shubman Gill. Both batsmen can register big records in their names in the first ODI of the series. At the same time, the Kiwi team led by Tom Latham is waiting for the ODI series win in India for 34 years. However, it is not easy for the visiting team to beat Team India at home.
Virat Kohli, who is looking in great form in the new year, will join the list of legendary batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara, Ricky Ponting, Mahela Jayawardene and Jacques Kallis by playing an innings of 119 runs in the first ODI. Kohli is 119 runs away from the figure of 25,000 runs in international cricket. He has scored 24881 runs in 487 international matches so far. During this he has scored 74 centuries.
Sachin holds the record for scoring the most international runs
Sachin Tendulkar has 34357 international runs in 664 matches while Sangakkara has scored 28016 runs in 594 international matches. Ponting has scored 27483 runs in 560 matches while Kallis has scored 25534 runs in 519 matches. Talking about the most centuries in international cricket, Sachin is first with 100 centuries while Kohli is second. Ponting has 71 centuries in international cricket.
Shubman Gill has a chance to leave behind Kohli and Dhawan
Young opener Shubman Gill has a golden chance to become the fastest Indian batsman to score 1000 ODI runs. Gill has scored 894 runs in 18 innings. He can leave behind Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. Gill needs 106 runs to achieve this feat. Before this, Kohli and Shikhar have scored 1000 ODI runs in the same 24-24 innings.
India has played 6 ODI series against Kiwi team at home
The New Zealand team is waiting to win the ODI series in India for 34 years. During this, both the teams have clashed in 6 ODI series but the visiting team has never been able to win the series. The Kiwi team last played an ODI series with the hosts in India in 2017-18 when they lost 1-2.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 18, 2023, 11:00 IST