India will take on the tourists in the fifth IND vs WI ODI at the picturesque Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday as the hosts aim to build on their imperious show of the last match.
After making a hara-kiri of what would have been an easy chase at Pune [lost by 43 runs], India flexed their muscles with disdain to notch up their biggest win in One-day Cricket (by 224 runs) to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series.
Ahead of the 5th ODI, let us delve into some of the interesting stats that will dominate the proceedings tomorrow.
47: The Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram will become the 47th ground to host a One-day International in India.
44: This will be India's 44th home venue to host a One-day International.
1: India wicket-keeper MS Dhoni needs one run to complete 10,000 ODI runs for the country. In 331 ODIs, Dhoni has racked up a cumulative 10,173 runs- 174 of them came while playing for Asian XI back in 2007.
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51: Runs Dhoni requires to complete 1,000 ODI runs against the Windies.
5: If Virat Kohli wins the toss at Thiruvananthapuram, he will become the first Indian skipper to win all tosses in a home bilateral series.
2: Rohit Sharma (198) needs two more sixes to complete 200 maximums for India in ODI cricket. Only MS Dhoni (218) has hit more sixes than the Indian opener.
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2: No of wickets Bhuvneshwar Kumar needs to complete 100 ODI wickets for India. Barring all-rounders, he will become the slowest to achieve the landmark.
5: No of wickets Kuldeep Yadav needs to become the leading wicket-taker in ODI cricket this year.
Most Wickets in 2018
- Rashid Khan- 48 wickets in 20 matches at 14.45
- KULDEEP YADAV- 44 wickets in 18 matches at 17.77
- Adil Rashid- 42 wickets in 24 matches at 27.47
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman- 37 wickets in 20 matches at 19.54
- Tendai Chatara- 30 wickets in 21 matches at 27.03
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4: No of wickets Jasprit Bumrah needs to become the leading wicket-taker since the start of 2017.
6th: If India wins the last ODI, it will be their sixth consecutive bilateral ODI series win at home. India last lost a bilateral ODI series at home against the Proteas back in 2015 (3-2).
India's last 5 ODI series at home
- vs New Zealand, 2016- Won- 3-2
- vs England, 2017- Won 2-1
- vs Australia, 2017- Won 4-1
- vs New Zealand, 2017- Won 2-1
- vs Sri Lanka, 2017- Won 2-1
8: If India wins the last ODI, it will be their eighth consecutive ODI series win against the Windies. India last lost an ODI series against the Caribbean side 12 years ago. (1-4 in 2006)
India vs Windies ODI series results since 2006′
2007:- India won 2-1 (HOME)
2009:- India won 2-1 (AWAY)
2011:- India won 3-2 (AWAY)
2011:- India won 4-1 (HOME)
2013:- India won 2-1 (HOME)
2014:- India won 2-1 (HOME)
2017:- India won 3-1 (AWAY)