After a terrible conclusion to ODIs and Tests in New Zealand, the Men in Blue are back home for yet another series. Team India will be meeting South Africa for 3-game ODI series that will begin from March 12. While opener Rohit Sharma and his amazing batting skills will be missed at the field, Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are back to strengthen the team. Furthermore, Hardik Pandya is also back to the squad after his surgery, and the player is well in form.
Meanwhile, South Africa is coming to India after clean-sweeping the mighty Aussies in a 3-game ODI series at home. Thus, they will be facing India all high on confidence. While the two teams will meet each other with the aim of defeating the other, a lot of stats are expected to change during the series.
Let’s take a look at all the major stats that might be changed during the upcoming 3-match ODI series between India and South Africa.
150 – South Africa ace-players Quinton de Kock and David Miller can achieve the milestone for hitting 150 sixes in International cricket. Currently, they have 149 and 147 sixes registered under their name, respectively.
2 – Virat Kohli has appeared in 248 ODI matches and is just 2 games away from making his 250th appearance. The 2nd ODI of the series will mark Virat Kohli becoming the only 8th Indian player to have appeared in 250 ODI games.
135 – Virat Kohli currently has scored 4865 on Indian soil and is just 135 runs from achieving the 5000-run milestone. Scoring 135 runs in the upcoming 3-game ODI series, Virat will become the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to aggregate 5000 ODI runs on Indian soil.
133 – Virat Kohli needs only 133 runs to become the 2nd Indian player to score 12000 ODI runs and the fastest player in the world to have achieved the feat. He currently has 11867 ODI runs from 239 innings.
247 – Faf du Plessis needs 247 runs more to become the 7th South African player to score 11000 international runs. He currently has 10815 runs.
99 – Virat Kohli has scored 21901 international runs thus far and is just 99 runs away from achieving the 22000 International run-milestone. With this, he will become the 3rd Indian and fastest in the world to accomplish the feat.