Statistical Preview: India vs West Indies, 3rd ODI

The on-going series between India and West Indies has been a totally topsy-turvy affair. First, the T20I series had both the teams giving all in to claim the title, but it was the hosts who merged victorious. The ODI series was no different, starting with huge defeat at the hands of Men in Maroon, the Virat Kohli led team jumped back in the game with a bang as they registered am an emphatic victory in the 2nd ODI. After registering a 107 runs victory in the last game at Vizag, the Men in Blue are all set to move towards the final match of the series with full confidence. 

The 3rd ODI will be played at the Barabati Stadium in Odisha, on December 22, beginning at 1.30 PM IST. A lot of records were broken while numerous new were created in the last game, and as we move ahead towards the series decider on Sunday, let’s take a look at all the important stats that might change. 

6 – The number of ODIs India has played at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha during the last 15 years. The Men in Blue have not faced any defeat in all the 6 matches they’ve played here in the last 15 years.

8.5 – This is the average of Virat Kohli across four international cricket matches he has played at Cuttack scoring just 34 runs. This is his lowest average at any venue in international cricket.  

41 – The number of wickets Mohammad Shami has picked in 2019 in the ODI format of the game. Shami has picked 41 wickets from 20 ODIs in a calendar year, the most by an Indian pacer since Irfan Pathan 47 wickets in 2003.   

1 – Kuldeep Yadav is just 1 wicket away from becoming the joint-quickest Indian to scalp 100-ODI wickets. The player has picked 99 wickets in his 55-ODI long career. 

34 – Virat Kohli is just 34 runs away from completing 13000 runs in List A cricket. The player currently has 12966 runs in his bag. 

44 – West Indies keeper-batsman, Shai Hope, is just 44 runs away from scoring 1000 ODI runs in Asia. He currently has 956 runs scored across 13 innings at an average of 136.57. 

6 – Is the number of half-centuries scored by Shreyas Iyer in the ODI format. The player has achieved the feat from nine innings, becoming the only player to score 6 fifties from his first nine ODI innings. 

11 – This is the batting average of Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the ODI format of the game at Cuttack. He has played 3 ODI matches at Cuttack scoring 3, 22 and 8 runs respectively. 

119 – Rohit Sharma, one of the most prominent Indian batsmen, currently has 8881 ODI runs to his name and needs just 119 runs to achieve the 9000 ODI run milestone. If he manages to pull-off 119 runs in the upcoming match, he will become the 3rd fastest to achieve the feat. 

86 – The number of runs Rohit Sharma needs to score to complete his tally of 7000 ODI runs as an opener. He currently has 6914 runs to his name.